This fall, we will be at the Salon de la Sculpture du Québec in Saint-Hyacinthe for the fourth time. We will once again hold our contest which gives the chance to win a sculpture enlargement. The last time, it’s artist Annie Gauthier who won it. And today she’s ready to get it!


The themes of my art revolve around spaces and places where we can project ourselves. I particularly like spaces that are different, airy, bright, intriguing where the reality diverse from what we can see in everyday life.

– Annie Gauthier


Her sculpture, entitled Mère et enfants [Mother and children], will represent three birds of different sizes. To create the 9-feet-tall one, we used our 3D scanning and 5-axis machining technologies.



First, we digitized the original piece created in clay by Ms Gauthier using our Metrascan scanner.



Then we programmed the 5-axis machining center to reproduce, piece by piece, the digital file from the previous 3D scan. Note that we machine in non-metallic materials. In this case, the artist chose polystyrene which she plans to finish with fiber cement.


Following the gluing of the machined parts, we discover the final result. The enlargement is identical to Annie Gauthier’s piece!



To see the whole piece, go to the vernissage of Nature and creations of the Domaine des Côtes d’ardoises vineyard in Dunham on July 15, 2018. It will be exhibited until October 31, 2018.


So, will you join us at the Salon de la Sculpture du Québec from October 5 to 7, 2018, to try to win the enlargement of your favorite sculpture as well?



Annie Gauthier has been practicing visual art for more than 20 years. Born in Chicoutimi, Quebec, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Arts Education from UQAC in 1998 and moved to the Laurentians where she set up her studio. Today,  she is both a member of the Conseil des métiers d’arts du Québec and a teacher of drama and visual arts at a high school.

For more information, visit her website at www.anniegauthier.net