An unapologetic riot of color and shape, John Monti’s vibrant and playful installation crosses the boundaries of art and design. Filled with references to historical motifs from sources as varied as ancient wall drawings and Art Deco buildings, Monti creates bright plastic playthings that have an exuberant, child-like innocence, reminiscent of the decorations on a carnival carousel. Recalling stylized flowers or snowflakes, Monti's works are irrepressibly joyful as if they might soar into the sky were they not anchored to the wall.
This project is made possible by a generous grant from the Leonard Wagner Charitable Trust.
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The Party 2008
“I've heard only positive feedback about the piece. It turned an ugly corner into a bright spot. When you come up the stairs and you see that, it feels welcoming. The kids especially love to touch it. Senior management also saw it as a big improvement.”Blood Donor Center Manager at Children's Hospital Boston, retired
“The site where John Monti's piece is installed was previously a drab, forgotten corner. I'm happy to say that is it now a beacon of brightness that welcomes visitors to our ambulatory buildings. At the top of the stairs just off our Main Lobby, it was an important and very visible corner to upgrade. The Blood Donor Center is also at this intersection and was looking for ways to highlight their location. John Monti's piece does this beautifully.”Art Coordinator, Facilities Management at Children's Hospital Boston