Laurence Vallières

Artist Laurence Vallières building a cardboard sculpture of ape.

I recently discovered and am obsessed with Laurence Vallières and her giant cardboard animal sculptures. I immediately signed up for her online class that teaches how to make them. I imagine her traveling the world with her glue gun and box knife, sculpting giant animals from the cardboard she encounters in each place. It would be a delight to meet her one day.

I want to use cardboard to build the armature and base skin for my sculptures, then trowel on the concrete paper clay to make my creatures large scale. I will test this out on a trial piece and report the results. Very excited to learn from her work and online class.

Feature photo from article: Artist Laurence Vallières Builds Giant Chimp from Up-cycled Cardboard