Sculptor: Martine Gagnon
Photographer: Martine Gagnon
Source: Private collection of Martine Gagnon
Sainte-Adèle sculptor Martine Gagnon is fond of portraying notable historical figures. To bring her characters to life in three dimensions requires hundreds of hours of work—and sometimes leaves her with aching hands. After creating an imposing sculpture of Québécois writer Claude-Henri Grignon for the entrance of the Maison de la culture Claude-Henri-Grignon in Saint-Jérôme, she tackled this work for the City of Mont-Laurier. Located downtown, it depicts Antoine Labelle’s great dream: the railway.