Ernest was created by Paul Duval—hand formed from paper mache and aluminum. One of a series of engaging sculptures, this lean figure stands tall, his spark of red hair contrasting with the golden-brown colour of his body. Like all of Duval’s ‘personalities’, Ernest is gesturing as if caught in conversation. This character pairs well with his ‘partner’ Celestine.
“This medium brings out attitudes, emotions, group relations or even wounds.” 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.