Sculpture

Norman Fournier is a sculptor in stone and other materials.

“Mea Culpa”

Approximately 15" high, alabaster, Calgary, Canada.

“What is a Box”

Colleen Stan was kidnapped in 1977 by a man and his wife, and held as a sex slave for seven years. She was brainwashed, tortured and raped. Her captor accomplished this by locking her head in a purpose-built box, and keeping her under the marital bed.

My piece is a vicarious self-portrait for her kidnapper. It is my contention that he must have been, in part, motivated and enabled by the many sexualized images of women that we, as a society, are confronted with on a daily basis. These images are targeted at both men and women in mass-media publications. In fact, I pulled the images that line the inside of the box — which doubles for the inside of Colleen Stan’s kidnapper’s head — from one issue of Vogue magazine. The images include sexualized presentations of women from all strata of society, including very young women not long out of girlhood.

The box is constructed of Fomecor, as is the lock and hasp. The images are applied using matte gel medium, and the box is painted acrylic white. It is assembled using sewing pins and white glue.

What is a Box

“What is a Box”

Approximately 16" cube, fomecore.

Get Used to This View - photo by Manpreet Singh

“Get Used to This View”

Approximately 14' x 18' x 12' high, suspended 16' from the ground; paper, wood, misc. consumer hardware.

Get Used to This View

“Get Used to This View”

Approximately 14' x 18' x 12' high, suspended 16' from the ground; paper, wood, misc. consumer hardware.

Get Used to This View

“Get Used to This View”

Approximately 14' x 18' x 12' high, suspended 16' from the ground; paper, wood, misc. consumer hardware.

“Raven Steals the Sun”

Approximately 3", jade and opal, North Vancouver, Canada.

Omega

“Omega”

Approximately 13", soapstone.

“Pocahontas”

Soapstone, approximately 36" high, soapstone, for sale.

David Egghead Portrait Bust

“Egghead Portrait Bust”

Clay, a little larger than lifesize.

“Bison”

Approximately 12" long, soapstone, Lethbridge, Canada.

“Icarus”

Approximately 18" long, soapstone, for sale.

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