Shelley Miller is a Montreal-based artist who works in public spaces, creating both ephemeral street art installations, as well as permanent public art commissions. She has presented her work across Canada as well as India, Brazil and Australia. She earned a Bachelors in Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art and Design (1997) and a Masters in Fine Arts from Concordia University (2001). She has received numerous fellowships and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et lettres du Quebec and the Commonwealth Foundation.
Her work has been acquired by The City of Montreal, The Museum of Modern Art of Bahia (Salvador, Brazil), Reliance Industries (Mumbai, India), the Just for Laughs Museum (Montreal, QC) as well as many private collectors.
Eileen Finn is a landscape architect and gardener in Vancouver. She designs contemporary, eco-friendly, and playful spaces for residential and educational projects.
This work of art is dedicated to the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre-Dame in commemoration of their significant contributions to our community. Members of a teaching order established by Marguerite Bourgeoys in 1659, the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre-Dame taught girls and young women at the Notre-Dame-du-Vieux-Moulin convent in Pointe-Claire from 1784 to 1962. The convent then became their retirement home until December 2014. Educators, neighbours, friends and sisters, the six hundred and five Sisters who served our community over the centuries have left a profound mark.This memorial provides a lasting testimonial to the legacy of their dedication and work in Pointe-Claire.
*Details materials and techniques: Ductal® concrete cast in a mould made of antique books.