Museum artworks

Saint-Maurice Deltoid (2011)


Roger Gaudreau


The work is made from an Eastern cottonwood tree (Populus deltoides) from the banks of the Saint-Maurice River.


The grid pattern in the central wood sculpture symbolizes criss-crossing pipes—a reference to the museum’s original vocation as a pumping station and filtration plant. The mesh patterns in the sculptures on either side of the central grid represent the filters used in the pulp and paper industry, as well as the social fabric woven over the course of the city’s industrial history. The exterior sculptures are hollowed-out trunks, suggesting the cylindrical interior of the pipes in the pumping station.

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