Forms, Volume and Space
Arched back, hands outstretched towards heaven: Francine Laurin’s sculptures have an ethereal quality. Filled with a sense of wonder at their grace and airiness, we readily forget they are cast in bronze.
Born in Lachute, Québec, in 1951, the artist always knew she would embark on a creative path. At 10 years of age, she was fascinated with Armand Vaillancourt’s burnt wood sculptures. After a few initial attempts and a first exhibition of ceramic figures, she starts exploring a variety of materials and soon develops a true passion for sculpture. She begins her artistic training with plastic art studies at the Cégep level, followed by studies in painting, sculpture and ceramics at UQAM.
Text by Isabelle Gauthier