The Signal de l’autoroute d’Ostende pendant and associated maquette are by Brussels-born Jacques Moeschal (1913-2004). Moeschal is famous for his monumental sculptures exhibited in the public space, such as the Signal de Zellik at the intersection of the Brussels ring and the E40 motorway in Grand Bigard, and the Signe de Lumière at the Porte de Namur in Brussels. His preferred materials were concrete, steel and aluminium. Moeschal was a keen observer of technical developments and was committed to integrating them in his work. His austere, abstract and rhythmic sculptures are markers that are as familiar to motorists.