Born in Montréal, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in visual arts, Marie-France Brière lived in Italy and then earned a master’s degree in visual arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal (1989). She has been very active in public art since the early 1990s, and her work can be seen in numerous public buildings all over the island of Montréal, including at the Cinémathèque québécoise, the Société des arts technologiques, and the Palais de justice de Montréal.
A sculptural group of three. The main piece is a cylindrical-shaped fountain comprised of textured, black granite blocks. Water from the fountain flows onto a convex half-moon shape of smooth white granite. The other two sculptural elements are on either side of the fountain, each reproducing half of it, on a smaller scale.
The three elements represent a world of peaks and abysses. Forms appear: a moon, a beacon, a light, a hearth.