Public Artwork


Lucienne Cornet, Sans Titre, 1983. © Renée Larochelle
École du Sous-Bois, 143 rue Saint-Olivier, Québec, QC, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Cornet, Lucienne
Text author(s): 
Cornet, Lucienne
Installation year: 
Remarks on location: 

The sculpture is located in the library.


The sculpture consists of two panels mounted onto two brick walls. The first panel is a long horizontal rectangle and presents different types of representations subject to the morphology of the first three letters of the alphabet, as written in capital letters. Hieroglyphic symbols occupy the left side, in tight rows, while, to the right, two human figures strike poses that evoke a movement towards the center. Large diagonal tracks mark the greater part of the space while extending one of the legs of the "A". A fragment from a geometric square seems to pop up from behind the rectangle. The second panel shows the last three letters of the alphabet. Copper sheets are folded, engraved, acid burnt, chemically oxidized, hammered down, studded, riveted, welded, etched and varnished.

Text of the artwork: 

A B C X Y Z hieroglyphics

Commission scolaire des Premières-Seigneuries; École du Sous-Bois

L'art mutant de Lucienne Cornet

Larochelle, Renée (2007).  L'art mutant de Lucienne Cornet. Contact. Vol. 22, no. 2 (Hiver)