Is wood carv­ing art?

Kayak (Canada) - - YOURSTORY -

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.

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