09. Apr 2015

Inspiring public art installation on a health centre campus

Skulptur: Linda Covit
Photos: Marc Cramer

Canadian artist Linda Covit created the public art installation “Havre” for the new McGill University Health Centre in Montreal/CDN. The aluminium sculpture is the largest of eleven public art commissions spread throughout the new MUHC hospital complex. Conveyed as a “sculptural embrace” it welcomes patients, visitors, staff and passers-by to come closer and experience the artwork first-hand. Over the day the sculpture gives rise to a fascinating array of shadows that vary depending on the time of day and year. In the evening three thirty-minute sequences bathe the artwork in subtle shades of blue and blue-green, light and colour combinations designed to evoke sky and water, elements essential to life.

The sculpture is thirteen metres high and has a diameter of sixteen metres. It is illuminated by inground LED projectors. People can view it from the outside from various distances or actually enter the installation to enjoy a more intimate experience in the changing light.


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