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‘Vous êtes ici’ is a sculptural landscape which showcases two levels of overlapping meanings. At first glance this important piece, with similarities to a strange winged creature, looks like it is about to take off. This is owing to the way it has been positioned horizontally.
At second glance the piece of work can be interpreted as having two symbols, similar to those found in graphic design and on road maps. The horizontal alignment of this composition is meant to represent Highway 132, which runs from the east to the west of Québec, and outlines the area encompassing Bas-St-Laurent to Gaspésie.
Lastly, these regions are interconnected by a roundabout which forms a vertical axis, represented on the painting by a double-pointed arrow (similar to that on a compass), which indicates North and South.
Creator: Gilles Girard, sculptor