Starting August 15, artist Maude Palmaerts will begin a sculpture that will be located in a new meditation garden at Hamilton House. This work of art, which will be entitled "Les racines de l’être", is intended to be an integrative sculpture whose main objective is to create a comforting, protective space. It will be composed of a rust-coloured Corten steel structure that will take on the appearance of a tree, roots and branches intertwining. The characters will hold an umbrella shining with its transparency and bright colours.
Cultural meditation – Take part in creating this work of art!
On August 15 and 16, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., you are invited to paint on a canvas and write the names of loved ones you would like to honour. In this way, your works—sometimes abstract and sometimes realistic—will be photographed and reproduced on the final acrylic structures before being installed on the sculpture.
During the artist's 18-day residency at Hamilton House, you are welcome to come and admire the design of our future sculpture!