A bright installation has just popped up in Montreal! Inspired by Claude Monet’s famous 1873 painting Poppy Field, landscape artist and architect Claude Cormier has taken 5,060 red, green and white temporary overlay markers (or those raised markers that delineate temporary lanes on highways) and turned them into a pixelated poppy field. The “poppies” cover Du Musee Avenue, a pedestrian walkway where visitors can wander at will.
Put on by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the installation, called Tom II (Field of Poppies), is part of the summer Sculpture Garden exhibition that the museum puts on each summer. It will be on view until October 27 along with 22 other works. This isn’t the first time Cormier has transformed Du Museeu Avenue. Back in 2012, he created TOM, a carpet of daisies using 3,500 yellow and white temporary overlay markers.