Pierre Leblanc was born in Montréal and has lived and worked in Val-David since 1974. He received his initiation to sculpture at the Fonderie expérimentale de Pierrefonds, where he worked alongside sculptors André Fournelle and Armand Vaillancourt.
His artworks are exhibited regularly in North America and Europe and are in a number of public collections, including the Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. In 2011, le Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides presented Signes et repères, a solo exhibition of his recent works. Leblanc has also produced many public art projects throughout Québec.
The piece is composed of four large metal bars, two of which traverse at an angle the base formed by the other two. The jagged ends of some of the bars attenuate the minimalist rigidity of the composition. This contemporary artwork is part of the “Attaches et Contrepoids” sculpture series that the artist developed during the 1980s. He restored the piece in 2015-2016, making two modifications. First, the sculpture and the plate located to the left of the stairway were moved to the right, closer to the school building. Also, after having restored the sculpture, which showed large rusted surfaces and perforations, the artist decided to change its colour from brown to bronze.