Façades : Fenêtres sur ma ville (Facades : Windows On My City)

Mural produced in the fall of 2021 following a call for projects as part of Tourisme Montréal’s centennial and produced by Mu. The mural is designed as a trompe l’oeil from which emerge dynamic and evocative shapes, amongst which recognizable icons of the city appear as icons. Façades : Fenêtres sur ma ville required more than 2000 hours of work, 25 different maquettes, 600 liters of paint for an area of 16,000 square feet.

Certainly one of my great painting adventures, Façades : Fenêtres sur ma ville was a challenge of endurance and concentration. Supported by a team of experienced corsairs, tossed about by the wind, exposed to the cold chill of November, we brought the ship back to port and earned our stripes as a team… even the sailor Michel de la Chenelière carried the brush high for the cause. 

Photos Olivier Bousquet