The House That We Built
Created in 2007 in the context of a public integration contest in Montreal’s Rosemont-Petite-Patrie borough, the mural represents a multitude of characters on distinct levels. The work depicts the historical aspects of the family, its history, by evoking the various ages of life. The characters of the fresco are represented moving from left to right, evoking the circulatory aspect of the place, a central gathering public space of the Père-Marquette sports complex. This space is inhabited by these characters. The artificial looking decor in which the characters circulate is punctuated by holes and missing parts. Through these one can see Montreal’s famous Angus factory, which produced successively engines, then tanks for the 2nd World War and was later transformed into a train maintenance plant for the CN.