Memorial Sculptor

David Laliberte

David Laliberte is a self-taught sculptor who was born in St. Denis, Saskatchewan in 1949. He moved to Manitoba in 1968 and currently resides in the town of Ile des Chenes.

Dave has spent 32 years working with metal, the past 18 of them sculpting as a hobby. With encouragement from his wife, family, and friends, he decided to pursue his career as an artist in 1992.

Dave's talent lies in his ability to transform cold, lifeless steel into a work of art, alive with action and emotion.Dave creates his pieces by hand from new materiels which are cut, formed, welded and later ground to a finish. He has also developed a method to preserve his pieces and bring out their natural colour and beauty through burning. To Dave, this distinctive process of creating life-like pieces out of raw steel is as much an art as the resulting piece itself.

Each piece Dave creates is unique as the only mold he uses is his mind. He has many new ideas just waiting to be created, sculpted and unveiled. Dave welcomes the challenge of customizing pieces to make the thoughts and impressions of others come to life.

The Canadian Forces Hands of Support Monument located in the Air Force Heritage Park at 17 Wing Winnipeg is a testimony to his talents.


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