Artducommun was founded by Simon Bachand and Jasmin Guérard-Alie in 2006. The Montreal-born art collective is uniting professional artists with over 15 years of experience with murals. Using innovative techniques and a bold sense of imagination, the artists are constantly searching for new and unique ways to approach each creation. Their pieces are designed to integrate into their environments while respecting, incorporating, and enriching the existing architecture. Artducommun’s creative process takes into consideration the history and experience of a work’s location. The positioning of each mural thus creates a space for social interaction, while offering passersby a original and timeless visual experience.
The concept for the mural draws on the notion of transformation of raw materials through the imagination. This is illustrated by the reference to the old quarries of Plateau-Mont-Royal that evolved into complex structures, and yet displays the district’s aesthetic and architectural details. In the end, these details metamorphosed, in their turn, into unlimited imagination, where colours and motifs merge into freedom of expression embodied by the symbol of the bird.