HISTORICAL MODEL OF FORT VILLE-MARIE FOR THE POINTE-À-CALLIÈRE MUSEUM OF MONTREAL
Completion date: 2019
Completion time: 8 weeks
Dimensions: 12′ x 20′
Materials: Polystyrene | Plywood | Resin | Sand | Vegetation | Vegetable moss | Linden
This historic project represents Fort Ville-Marie in 1660. The model is realistic and includes all the archaeological and anthropological knowledge related to the period. It is now installed and visible at the Pointe-à-Callière museum in Montreal.
The model was produced on a scale of 1/60 in order to represent the structure of the fort and its surrounding environment. It also integrates the elements of the daily life of the community both inside and outside the fortifications.
The model having been commissioned by the museum, it was therefore necessary to pay great attention to the conformity of the representation with the historical data. This not only applies to the illustration of scenes of life, the appearance of buildings, animals, people but also of the landscape and natural spaces.
In particular, it was necessary to respect the aspect of the water and the direction of the current, as well as the vegetation present at the time in order to recreate the various scenes in a realistic way (the falling of trees, the cultivation of the fields, the passage of the carts).
The result of all these details is a model of very large dimensions (12 ′ x 20 ′).