Breath of Spring

Commissioned by MU, 2011

Breath of Spring is a mural in the series “The Montreal Seasons” located at Habitation Jeanne-Mance. The work immortalizes Montrealers taking advantage of the colours, odours, and picnics and flowering trees that characterize the arrival of good weather and of spring. The horizontal lines appearing in each mural are inspired by the movement produced by automobile, bicycle and pedestrian traffic on East DeMaisonneuve Boulevard. The common theme used in all works of art at the Habitations Jeanne-Mance is nature and vegetation. This artistic guideline was developed with the collaboration of the CHJM as part of a global improvement plan that aims to position the complex as the green heart of the downtown area. This was created in collaboration with David Guinn, while in creative residency at the Habitations Jeanne-Mance.