Resonance

Image of Maskull  Lasserre’s sculpture, titled ResonanceImage of Maskull  Lasserre’s sculpture, titled Resonance

Title: Resonance
Artist: Maskull Lasserre
Year: 
2009
Materials: bronze, stainless steel, limestone      
Location:
 Shenkman Arts Centre
Address: 245 Centrum Boulevard
City of Ottawa Art Collection: 2009-0016

Resonance consists of an upright piano made from hammered bronze and stainless steel accompanied by a partially-carved piano stool carved into a limestone boulder. Excavated during the construction of the Shenkman Arts Centre, the boulder establishes a link between the natural history of the site and the essence of the building as a home for the arts. Both the piano and the boulder rest on a concrete pad in the shape of a stage. According to the artist, the stage encourages patrons to participate in the work as a site of material meditation, or as a permanent prop in an outdoor performance. A bronze and stainless steel reproduction of the original boulder rests on the plaza surface off to the side.