The La Fille Des Dunes carving stands in Duncan’s Centennial Park. It was carved in 1988 by Quebec sculptor Claude Tardif as part of Duncan’s sister city program with Montmagny, Quebec. The City of Duncan invited Claude Tardif to Duncan to create this piece.
Claude Tardif describes the installation as,
“My “La Fille des Dunes” (woman of the dunes) is a woman who is on the edge of the water, on a rock, who scans the horizon to see if her husband’s fishing boat will return soon. In earlier times, wives of fishermen were worried about their partners who went fishing during storms and were slow to return to port. In memory of that era and to pay tribute to those women, I created this artwork.”