La Table de la Méduse

Created (after Géricault) for the sculpture biennale St-Jean-Port-Joli, featuring a heavily overbuilt picnic table fastened by ropes to a large rock on a tidal plain in the St. Laurent river basin. Twice a day, the tide submerges the rocky point and the table, somewhat floating, smashes repeatedly against the rocks. Each time at low tide, the table makes landing, beaching itself somewhere slightly new. Repairs are then made and celebrated by opening up a six seater "restaurant" that focuses on small course simple seafood dishes. Malpeque oysters with lime, grilled sardines with Harissa and olive oil, whole radishes with salt. A selection of chilled white wines are available. Everything is gratis to those make the arduous 17 min trek over rocks and across bog out to the point on the water where the sunsets are spectacular.