Christian Denis is an Edmonton native. He has always been interested in playing with impermanent media and in 2012 he took it to another level and made it a focal point in his life. Beginning with snow and ice sculpture during the winter season, he soon transitioned to sand sculpture, straw bale sculpture and eventually fire sculpture. It was only natural that Halloween would present another sculpture opportunity, and he now has several years’ experience playing with all variety of squash.
Everything is impermanent. For me, it’s all about the process; from the birth of a creation, to its transformation throughout its existence, to its final destruction. Working with impermanent materials and media such as snow, ice, sand, fire and produce allows me to experience the full life cycle and forces me to say goodbye, which then in turn makes room for a new creation to start all over.