Four Season Montreal
The new Four Seasons Hotel Montreal located in the heart of the Golden Square Mile, has transformed the city’s hospitality and entertainment offering. Montreal artist Pascale Girardin has created an original site-specific sculpture for the newly opened hotel.
Suspended in the hotel’s open-air atrium, the sculpture, entitled Contemplation, is a centerpiece, evoking nature in the very heart of the luxury project.
Made of lightweight aluminum, the all-white installation with gilded accents of 24-karat gold is made up of over ninety floral suspensions ranging from thirty centimeters to one meter in diameter. These garlands cascade through the atrium from the seventeenth to the eighth floor, evoking the cycles of nature—the blossoms of spring flowers, the movement of petals adrift on a summer breeze, the spill of autumnal leaves and the lightness of falling snow
The work speaks to the artistry that is so alive in Montreal, and to the detailed craftsmanship, enriching human stories, colorful detail, and connection to place.
Contemplation’s organic form creates an elegant counterpoint to the hotel’s linear architecture. At once ephemeral and eternal, this captivating focal point is destined to delight residents and guests of Four Seasons Hotel Montreal for many years to come.
Original images: Stephany Hildebrand