Œuvre d'art public

Des Codes-ages

Normand Forget, Des Codes-ages, 1993. © Centre d'Exposition Lanaudière
École secondaire Des Chutes, 3144 18e Avenue, Rawdon, QC, J0K 1S0, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Forget, Normand
Text author(s): 
Forget, Normand
Installation year: 

Low relief with an irregular contour. The artist attached a pink granite slab, a bronze plate and an aluminium structure shaped like an obelisk onto a slate slab. Three line segments are engraved into the granite slab, outlining the silhouette of the obelisk that has been cut out of the bronze plate next to it. The obelisk on this plate features an arch and has a patina on the surface. Touareg symbols appear inside the arch. The aluminium obelisk is presented in three quarter profile and features a smooth surface, with a polished metallic strip down the middle of one of its sides.

Text of the artwork: 

Alphabetical signs

Text theme: 
Etymology, writing
Artwork theme: 
The passage of time, of an era

The relief is intended as an educational tool, referring to the fields of writing and etymology, geology, mineralogy and metallurgy, geography and history.

Commission scolaire des Samares; École secondaire Des Chutes

L’autobus du 1%

Centre_d'Exposition_Lanaudière (1998).  L’autobus du 1%. Charlemagne : Centre d'Exposition Lanaudière