Pascale Girardin has created a site-specific sculpture for the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal. Suspended in the hotel's open-air atrium, 'Contemplation' is a centerpiece, evoking nature in the very heart of the newly opened prestigious hotel.
Made of lightweight aluminum, the all-white installation with gilded accents of 24-karat gold is made up of over ninety floral suspensions ranging from thirty centimeters to one meter in diameter. These garlands cascade through the atrium from the seventeenth to the eighth floor, evoking the cycles of nature: the blossoms of spring flowers, the movement of petals adrift on a summer breeze, the spill of autumnal leaves and the lightness of falling snow.
Contemplation's organic form creates an elegant counterpoint to the hotel's linear architecture. At once ephemeral and eternal, this captivating focal point is destined to delight residents and guests of Four Seasons Hotel Montreal for many years to come.
Photography: Stephany Hildebrand