Artist: Ralph Ireland
26' long x 5' tall
This 2,000-pound relief, with its carved crew of
twelve, is a life-sized replica of the massive canoes that sailed the waters of
Canada over two centuries ago, helping the young nation's vital fur trade
to flourish. The opportunity to recreate a piece of our heritage with this
piece is very dear to the sculptor, who laments, "Canada has got a great,
great history, and we forgot it."
About Ralph Ireland
Ralph Ireland works out of St. Sauveur, Quebec, with
the assistance of master carpenter Serge Charron. Over 1,500 of Ireland's
works, with 280,000 reproductions, are displayed around the world. In addition
to his large-scale works, like Voyageur Canoe, Ireland is also internationally
renowned for his life-like sculptures of various waterfowl.