Cityscape to Sacred Space: A Visceral Sculpture Map

Hannah Materne

Mel Palapuz

This sculpture map is the physical manifestation of the visceral and emotional experiences while crossing from the chaotic cityscape of Boulevard René-Lévesque into the sacred space of the cathedral Mary Queen of the World. The bead, representing the human, is pulled along a wire path as it travels from the chaos of the street, through the imposing vertical threshold of the modern city, and finally, into the warm hearth of the illuminated sacred space. The journey, repeated in the opposite direction, draws out a shred of fabric from the sacred space, showing that the experiences of each space colour one another.

Wire, aluminum, clay, foam core, fabric, LED
10 x 4 x 8 in.