Born in Strasbourg, France, sculptor Joëlle Morosoli now lives and works in Montréal. She has a doctorate from Université Paris 8, and enjoys a prolific artistic career. Known for her kinetic sculptures, she has created no less than 25 public art pieces. The artist says that she exploits movement and rhythm, “providing form to movement”, in order to elicit sensations and emotions in the viewer. She regularly exhibits, both alone and in groups, in Québec and Canada, and also participates in exhibitions in France, Switzerland and the United States. She was also the cofounder of Espace sculpture magazine and has been associated with its editorial team for about a decade. As well, she teaches visual arts at Cégep Saint-Laurent.
This sculpture by Joëlle Morosoli is affixed to an exterior wall of the École des métiers du meuble de Montréal, a component of École secondaire Père-Marquette. This kinetic piece is activated by a motor, as are many of Morosoli’s sculptures. In this case, four projecting triangles rest on a diamond shape. The triangles open and close, forming a diamond point. This motif is a traditional decorative element in cabinet-making, a nod to the furniture making taught at the School. The colours of the reliefs, alternating gold and silver, allude to the valuable, even luxurious character of fine furniture. The sculptor added a perforated gold ribbon, which evokes furniture fabrics.