October 21, 2022
The Sunrise Tells Us When
Finding the date in Michel Rabagliati's Parc La Fontaine Artwork
When I lived near Parc La Fontaine, almost everyday I'd walk through the park. Along the way, I'd see this artwork by local illustrator Michel Rabagliati.
This was installed as part of a walking tour in 2017 to celebrate Montreal's 375th anniversary. In the artwork, Rabagliati's recurring character Paul is returning a scarf to a woman on top of Mount Royal.
Behind them, is the rising Sun.
Each time I'd walk past the artwork, I wondered what time of year this was supposedly taking place. And using the position of the Sun, we're able to find out!
In 2021, I made this video to investigate this very important matter.