Les Boîtes vivantes (2022)
Ceramic (handmade clay, ceramic and glass mosaic)
Programme d'intégration des arts à l'architecture du gouvernement du Québec
This photographic montage, akin to the "cabinets of curiosities" of another time, recalls the winter quarters of Parc Angrignon, which for a long time welcomed during the cold season the animals of the Jardin des merveilles (Garden of Wonders), located in Parc La Fontaine. Some images show the forest that gave way to the park in the mid-1950s.
Did you know?
The two skull shapes on the murals refer to the lion and giraffe enclosures planned for the Parc Angrignon zoo, a project that was never carried out.
About the artist
Born in Saskatchewan and established in Montreal since 1998, Shelley Miller earned a Bachelors in Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art and Design (1997) and a Masters in Fine Arts from Concordia University (2001). Her creations are always developed taking into account the architectural style and surrounding materials, giving each artwork a specific character.