Cécile Pitois

The Refuge of Dreams


This piece is installed in the hallway of one of the social housing projects—an open porch situated not far from The Atomium’s Lil’ Sisters. As with most of the Wishful Sculptures, The Refuge of Dreams includes a narrative in text form and a visual element: in this case, a star motif scattered across the ceiling of the porch. Cécile Pitois adopts the technique of ”sgra to” that was widely used in Brussels at the beginning of the twentieth century to decorate building facades, adding a phosphorescent outline to the design. Under this celestial vault from which stars of all shapes emerge, we are invited to recount one of our childhood dreams.