MONTREAL.- Aeroports de Montreal (ADM) is proud to present a new mobile sculpture by fine arts enamel painter Bernard Seguin-Poirier, on exhibit in the atrium on the transborder departures level of the Montreal-Trudeau airport terminal. This new permanent artwork, 27 feet long and 16 feet wide, depicts an airplane taking off with passengers of different nationalities on board.
Titled "Si j'avais des ailes" (If I Had Wings), the mobile sculpture sponsored by ADM is an original work by the artist that was created as part of his Projet Espace Enfant(c). The undersides of the plane's wings incorporate more than 70 small copper enamel artworks made by the children of ADM employees as part of the celebration of the Corporation's 15th anniversary. During this activity, $4,000 was also raised for the Quebec Breakfast Club, which provides nutritious breakfasts to disadvantaged schoolchildren across the province.
This is the latest artwork in the Montreal Identity program, better known as L'Aerogalerie, an ADM initiative aimed at infusing the airport facilities with a typically "Montreal" character, as well as helping support the city's artistic and cultural development.
ADM is the local airport authority responsible for the management, operation and development of Montreal-Trudeau and Montreal-Mirabel international airports since 1992. The Corporation employs a total of some 600 people at both airports and at head office.