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.
The suspended kinetic sculpture is composed of 12 painted aluminium components. A complex mechanism produces an undulating movement that is set off when the entrance door is opened. When in movement, the concave shape of the elements and their colours—blue, emerald and orange—evoke the ebb and flow of the sea.