At the heart of the new Four Seasons Hotel in Montreal, the artwork «Contemplation» created by the artist Pascale Girardin has been designed to create a naturalistic effect of cascading flowers and petals. It gives the space a sensation of versatility and softness.

«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», we learn in a press release.

A powerful and poetic metaphor of the cycle of life.

Credits: Stephany Hildebrand