Montreal-based artist Laurence Vallières creates animal sculptures using layered cardboard cutouts taken from found boxes. Vallières’s sculptures are studies that appropriate symbolism of the animal imagery to represent political issues and social behavior. Laurence says of her work, "I create art that maintains both visual appeal and an understated sense of humor. I want the meaning of my pieces to both capture the eye of the viewer initially and leave them with something to consider long after they’ve left. I sculpt monkeys, elephants and rhinoceroses, thinking about their human correspondents or the ideologies they represent."