Two facing high-reliefs in painted and enamelled tubes (1978)

This piece refers to metro traffic. Round steel tubes in bright colours and of different densities evoke the tram lines, and remind us that Botanique used to operate as a pre-metro station. The technical development is mainly based on the modular association and the curve of the steel tubes, which have a diameter of 6 cm. Light blue, navy blue, light green, white, yellow, orange and red are very much in evidence. The work of art has two titles: “Tramification fluide/Tramification syncopée” (Fluid tramification, Syncopated Tramification), which is logical given that the structural elements in stainless steel both reflect - with two different rhythms - the unique character of the two ensembles that face each other. The steel was treated with enamel in an oven in order to increase its resistance to impacts and to facilitate maintenance.