Is wood carving art?
When ordinary people make extraordinary things, their work is often called folk art. After serving in the Second World War and doing many other jobs including chicken farming, driving trucks and growing strawberries Léon Bouchard turned his attention to the natural world around him near Sainte-Hedwidgede-Roberval in Quebec’s Saguenay region. He carved wood and made sculptures using the tree stumps, rocks, roots and other things he found. He called his sculpture garden Le P’tit Bonheur or Happy Hollow.