This lithe, elegant female figure was sculpted by Quebec artist Paul Duval. One of a series of paper mache, wire and metal table top pieces, each one imbued with a distinct personality. Duval uses simple gestures, posture, and colour to convey each character’s individuality. Celestine is clothed in a royal blue gown; her hair coiffed in a bun; her hands raised, open palmed as if in conversation.
“I now use pulp as it allows me the pleasure and latitude of creating and setting free my inspiration.” Paul Duval
He is a member of the Canadian Sculptors Society and of the Conseil de la sculpture du Québec. He studied Monumental Sculpture at Université de Rimouski, casting at Maison des métiers d’art, Québec, and soldering at Cimic, Saint-Georges, Québec.
In addition to his full-time work as an artist, Duval is Technical Director, Symposium international de la sculpture, Beauce-Art, in Saint Georges De Beauce, Québec.
Duval’s sculptures including commissions are in private and public collections in Canada and France.