Laurence Vallières creates massive animal sculptures out of recycled cardboard
Laurence Vallières is from Quebec City but has been living and working in Montreal for a few years now. She has become known for her amazing outsized animal sculptures made from simple cardboard. Her works defy the senses with their attention to detail and the anthropomorphism she is able to create with simple means – her animals seem practically alive at times. She works with different galleries and festivals in Montreal and internationally, and does lots of commercially driven public works – she had a giant rabbit in the Ritz in the fall, and is building a 9-foot-tall gorilla for the Philadelphia zoo. She often imbues her work with a sense of social commentary and uses humour to draw attention to questionable human behavior.