A 14-foot tall sculptural artwork is now at Base31 in Picton, Prince Edward County

This public art sculpture was unveiled Saturday, July 30th beside Melt Gallery at Base31.

Renowned Montreal artist Laurence Vallières and local artist Krista Dalby from the Department of Illumination created this piece from the cardboard collected from the community and both said working with cardboard has lended them the ability to bring this large-scale project to life.

“I mostly depict animals in my art because I find I can give more emotion through them – there is a lot of variety and this is what I feel like making. I kind of stumbled upon cardboard because it allows me to create something that is very large-scale, which was really conveying what I wanted to convey – the power of those shapes of the animals I was representing.” – Laurence Vallières
From left: Krista Dalby, the Department of Illumination, Christophe Doussot, Manager Placemaking, Public Art + Visitor Experience, Laurence Vallières, Montreal artist. Photo credit: Ophelia Spinosa
Photo Credit: Ophelia Spinosa
Dalby agreed, adding that working alongside Vallières has been a great experience. 

Cardboard is a really magical medium to work in, taking the most lowly of materials and transforming it into something fantastic; I find it surprises people and ignites their sense of childlike wonder.”

Visit Base31 seven days a week to see this sculpture in all its glory. Find it next to Melt Studio and Gallery.