Subject: Public Installation - Art
Year of realization: 2017
In honor of Montreal’s 375th anniversary, National Bank and some of their key partners invested into an art installation along Autoroute 20, reaching from the Montreal Pierre-Elliot Trudeau Airport to downtown. With the help of a renowned Quebec Artist, Alain Paiement, the highway transformed into a sea of blue evolving with its surrounding landscape. Blue not only is a beautiful bright color, it is a homage to Montreal’s and Quebec’s identity, reflecting the color of the rivers and ocean surrounding the city and province.
Plastifab Industries is honored to be part of such a beautiful installation. The highway light beams are made from 8” custom colored blue, light diffusing Polycarbonate tube. Depending on location, the tubes are between 15 and 20 feet long. Polycarbonate is a great material for outdoor installations as it has a good UV and chemical resistance and an even better impact resistance which was one of the main reasons to pick this material for road side installations.
Here are some more Fun Facts about the installation of Bleu de Bleu:
Artist: Alain Paiement
Initiator/Sponsor: National Bank of Canada
Photo: National Bank of Canada