A native Nova Scotian, BC artist Kent Laforme, graduated from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, he then spent three years studying marble carving in Pietrasanta, Italy. His artwork has been exhibited in galleries in Canada, the United States, Italy and Hong Kong.
The sculpture is a nod to Dennis Lee’s classic poem and to the power of a child’s imagination. Both the alligator and pie are connections to childhood memories resurfacing later in life., His bronze is stealthy, ominous, patiently lying in wait. Every detail – hooded eyes, leathery skin and long snout – are meticulously sculpted, grounded to the Pie in stone.