- “Seal” by Pierre Corriveau. St.-Etienne-des-Gres, Mauricie, Quebec. (1889 -1980). He made every sort of animal and bird carving and of many mechanical devices (whirly-gigs and others); using ‘as found’ materials and colors. Originally, Pierre Corriveau filled his yard with his creations. Later in his life his vision was not good so he was helped by his son Armand Corriveau (1925-2011), who experienced the same vision problems. Pierre Corriveau used scrap wood and metal in most of his work; with branches from sapling trees for legs and folded and shaped tin (from cans etc.) for the ears of animals and the wings of birds. He preferred marbles for the eyes of many of his animals and birds. Pierre Corriveau was the cover artist of ‘Les Patenteux du Quebec’ and there is an extensive article about him and his work in the book.* He did not sign his work. In untouched condition. 33” l, 9 ½”w, 9” t.
Shadfly Folk Art Gallery and Antiques is located in Port Dover, Ontario