Public Artwork


Claire Sarrasin, Pyramide,1998
Claire Sarrasin, Pyramide,1998
HEC Montréal, 3000 ch. de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montréal, QC, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Sarrasin, Claire
Text author(s): 
Sarrasin, Claire
Installation year: 
Remarks on location: 

Inside the Myriam and J. Robert Ouimet Library


This pyramid-shaped sculpture is a testimony to creativity. Acting like a signal, the chosen colour, red, and the luminous area, in the center, attracts attention. Stable and solid, the square-shaped pedestal balances out the mysterious effect produced by the luminous shimmer inside the piece. Inside the pyramid, the artist put in artificial suspension words related to the main values attributed to the work environment, i.e. human beings and economics. Fifty-something such values are thus kept captive under the pyramid, along with a powerful laser that illuminates each piece of suspended mica on which one of the values has been written.

Text of the artwork: 

Dieu Créateur Univers Amour .....

At the bottom of the pyramid:

Concilier épanouissement humain avec efficacité - rentabilité de l’entreprise oui… Mission Possible, grâce aux valeurs dans la pyramide, apportées par les nouveaux outils de management !

Text theme: 
Artwork theme: 

Knowledge and spirituality, human beings, economy