Jacques Baril’s passion for sculpture extends in particular to the medium of wood, where light plays an essential role. His work is reminiscent of a certain sculptural tradition given his use of classic materials such as stone and metal, to which he adds fragile plant elements. He has received several grants and awards for his work, including a prize from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. For about ten years, Baril has been holding snow sculpture workshops that have had great success both in schools and with the general public at various winter festivals. He has been a member of many regional, national and international juries, and has also completed several projects for the integration of art into architecture, such as at the IAMGOLD arena in Rouyn-Noranda in 2011.