This Montreal artist's airport mosaic shows the 'virtually infinite details and people' of the city
The giant mosaic is a collection of 2,700 images stitched together
"YUL Fly" is visual artist Alain Paiement's impressionistic bird eye view of Montreal, his home. The giant mosaic at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is a collection of 2,700 images stitched together.
Paiement uses drones, satellite images and macroscopic photos, but mostly his work is made from his everyday photography of Montreal. "Most of these images are just found where I happen to be, so it's just discovering my city and going through different districts at different moments of the year and catching details," he says.
"I just walk Montreal and photograph."
The mosaic is intended to be something travellers can discover new aspects and see more of the endless details of the city every time they visit the airport. "Montreal is made of virtually infinite details and people and objects and I wanted to depict that with this mosaic."
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