The work “Energies” is a visual ode to the physical power of Joseph Jacques Hughes Laperrière, alias Lappy. A native of Rouyn-Noranda, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1987.
The work can be read as if it were a lifeline or a cycle. On the left, the abstract represents the primary energy, the one available in nature before any transformation. By organizing itself through time, despite adversity, it takes a resolutely tangible direction through the implementation of a building that carries dreams. Here the arena is symbolized by the red triangle oriented to the right.
Thanks to this action, a system of positive forces has been set up in the region. A replica of a topographical map, on which it is possible to see the tributaries flowing towards a larger area, bears witness to these forces.
The face at the center of the work glows. Proud of his accomplishments, he shows a determination, a dynamism and a character that influence the development of our city. From this energy, ready to be transmitted and shared again, comes a collective pride, a new vision, an opening to the world.
- Karine Berthiaume