The Queen of Ottawa


I bike past this sculpture a few times a week. It sits high up on the top corner of a red-brick building in Old Montreal. I have no idea whose artwork this is or even what company is housed in that building. Situated on the corner of Ottawa and Queen, I have decided to aptly name the sculpture The Queen of Ottawa. It is made of sharp and shiny arched sheets of metal in silver and red. In the mornings, the sunlight gleams fiercely off of it and it is just simply beautiful.

5 Comments so far

  1. Long N. (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 1:55 pm

    That’s a block from where I work. The restaurant Cluny is in that building. Food is regular. Experience is interesting. There are tables as low as your knees. It’s always full during lunch hour.

  2. zura (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 3:37 pm

    Actually, the last time I went to Cluny, it was fantastic. I had their daily dish, which that day was a slow-cooked meat dish that was just melt-in-your-mouth. The seating, however, are the kind that only Klingons would find comfortable.

  3. Laiya (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 8:59 pm

    Neat sculpture…and great name you came up with. Love discovering things like that. I am not often in that area…must make a point of checking it out sometime.

  4. matthew (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 9:57 am

    You could probably find out more by asking in the Darling Foundry people about it (the gallery and show space that shares building with Cluny).

  5. zura (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 10:08 am

    Thank you, Matthew. The description can be found here under the section “art integrated into the architecture”.

    « Choral, a permanent sculpture on the roof of the Darling Foundry
    Maria Sheriff… Choral is a “prayer song,” which appeals to the spiritual. “I would like it to invite us to lift our gaze beyond our rational path” she tells us. A steel and aluminum wind rose, Choral broaches its erosion, like a playful and luminous bow, fronting a new boat of contemporary art. »

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