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Metal work provides expression, occupation for local artist


August 29, 2018

LAWRENCE PAQUIN holds a heron made of brass, one of many pieces he's crafted of metal based on themes from Oregon marine environments and wildlife.

When Lawrence Paquin gets bored, he can be found in his garage, welding bronze to copper, painting metal with colorful consideration, and pounding his work while sitting on the ground "like a caveman," but the finished artwork is fit for a gallery.

In fact, Paquin recently joined the Brownsville Art Association and placed many of his pieces for sale on display there, and all his immediate neighbors own at least one piece of Paquin art.

The Sweet Home metal artist creates works reminiscent of his life on the East and West coasts. Colorful dolphin fish, Kokanee salmon, starfish and even a mor...

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