After attending the École d’Arts et Métiers de Valleyfield, Maurice Lemieux (1931–94) produced his first sculptures in the 1950s. He participated in the Madrid Biennale in 1957 and created an imposing wall sculpture for the Séminaire Saint-Jean-Iberville (today CÉGEP Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu) in 1961. Between 1964 and 1971, he lived in Los Angeles, where he developed a new material that he called “aluminum foam.” In the early 1980s, he created Calcite, a permanent artwork for the De la Savane Métro station in Montréal.
The steel sculpture presents an abstract figure with simple lines. It is a sort of broken ring one end of which points to the sky. The sculpture sits on concrete bases. It stands in the front yard of the Favard housing project, at the corner of Favard and Ash streets, in the Pointe-Saint-Charles neighbourhood.