Carlo Sergio Signori was born in Milan in 1906. In 1935, he attended the Académie André Lothe in Paris, alongside some of the greatest artists of his time: Giacometti, Léger, De Chirico, and Zadkine. In 1958, the Venice Biennale granted him a personal gallery, in which he presented 15 artworks. During his career, Signori had shows around the world and produced a number of works of public art. He died in Carrare, Italy, in 1988.
The work, presented in Mount Royal Park, is carved out of a block of white granite that rests directly on the ground. Abstract in form, it reflects one of the central artistic concerns of the 1960s: the highlighting of material as subject.
The monolithic artwork explores the formal components of sculpture: material, weight, notion of stability. Its lateral faces are horizontally striated, but the spacing of the horizontal marks, in relief or counter-relief, varies on each face. The artwork, its surface unfinished, shows an inclination.