Paul-Henri Lavoie


Paul-Henri Lavoie.  Sculptor. Woodcarver. Saint-Nazaire, Quebec. Active mid 20th century.

Paul-Henri Lavoie decorated his yard with sculptural assemblies using ‘as found’ materials and he also carved ‘totem’ poles. His sculptures and carving were made with tree roots and burls, some very large, that he found in the forests around his home. Some were very intricate and involved. He looked for natural wood forms that were ‘extra-ordinary,’ in his words, to make his creations. He was first mentioned in Les Patenteux du Quebec.


Ref: Les Patenteux du Qubec. Louise de Grosbois, Raymonde Lamothe and Lise Nantel, Les Editions Parti Pris, Montreal, 1978.