La Joute, Montreal
The only fountain-sculpture made by artist Riopelle. It was initially installed at Montréal’s Olympic Park for the 1976 summer Olympic Games. Since 2004, it has been located in the square dedicated to the artist. The 30 elements that surround the “Tower of Life” fountain depict various animal and mythological figures favored by the artist, including the Owl, the Fish, the Bear and the Dog. Since it was reinstalled, the work has included a circle of fire with flames rising in a fantastic show of mist and light (from mid-May to mid-October).