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Question 6: Have you used a number of different media? If so, how did you come to specialize in the media that you currently favour?


Over the years I’ve explored several media, I worked with wood a lot, with stone, with metal and with several other media, casting molds and so forth. But what has been recurrent, I would say, is direct cutting. From the very start at Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, and even after I studied at l’Université du Québec à Montréal, my work has always been in direct cutting, and even now. At the time I used to practice direct cutting in the material. I would cut down the tree to sculpt into it and nowadays, I’m still doing direct cutting but I don’t cut down the tree. I sculpt by removing the leaves off the tree. So with various approaches, that has been the technique I’ve used all along, Now I don’t restrict my choice of techniques, but it’s the one I favour.