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  • Laurie Jones-Canta

March Madness

March 2021


Inspiration lives, but it has to find you working.”~ Picasso

Shrine, temple, bricks, tree roots, overgrown plants, fallen leaves

“Wood Carvers have the edge.”

In light of one year of change from COVID-19, artists, galleries and art supply shops, instructors have survived in a digital format…virtual exhibits have attracted audiences from their own homes – inviting people and patrons who may not have otherwise visited.

Jury by Zoom, meetings online, journals and newsletters emailed far and wide have endeavoured to keep us feeling connected, inspired and continuing to grow and learn. Facebook and Instagram have kept my daily contacts updated on current work and work in progress. In the month of February alone three major carvings were sold!

Thank you to my supporters and followers. THIRTEEN new pieces have been created since the new year, many of which you will see photographed and featured here on my website. Feedback is welcomed.

The Owlery, Hobbiton, The Treehouse, East Van, Cinque Terre, Port Moody Art Centre, Place Des Arts.

Sources of inspiration continue to be Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings and capture of buildings, architecture, & villages in miniature. Bark slabs also lend themselves quite naturally to reflect the shape of trees which often call to me when I am carving…


Currently, Caycuse watershed, along Haddon Creek on Vancouver Island, the location of ancient old cedars, is being logged by Teal-Jones. Using my scaled miniature work, I plan to capture one of these giants to make us aware of the urgent need to protect them!

Photo courtesy: TJ Watt

“I bleed for carving.”


Photo courtesy: Jonathan Jimenez


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