SALOIS, Paul (1955)

Paul Salois began practising sculpture after studying commercial art in the seventies in Montreal. He produces largely monumental pieces for public spaces, particularly in his local region of Val-d’Or. He uses a variety of casting techniques both for his bronze, concrete and ferrocement sculptures and for completing restorations of historical statues. One of his notable works is Le porteur de boîte à lunch (2009), an homage to miners that stands at the Centre de transit minier nordique de Val d‘Or. Another, entitled Allocentrisme Matagami (2013), is located in Matagami’s Parc Hommage aux bénévoles; it comprises an immense, stylized tripod that honours the volunteer work and mutual generosity of the city’s residents.