Summer installation on the pedestrian Avenue du Musée at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
For the second edition (2013), l’Avenue du Musée was transformed again, this time into a Field of Poppies based on Vincent van Gogh’s painting of the same name. This edition used 6000 TOMs to create a tighter weave, taking advantage of the slope at the base of Mount Royal to create a vibrant perspective from rue Sherbrooke. This vantage incorporated the silhouette of the mountain as a backdrop to the saturation of red, green, and white across the asphalt canvas.
In both editions, TOM evoked notions of freedom associated with strolling through a flowery meadow to create a pause from the surrounding urban rush. The colourful ensemble cultivated an ambience around the avenue throughout both summers, transporting visitors into a vibrant floral landscape canvas.
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
National Citation – Canadian Society of Landscape Architects – New directions