Talented Jagdeep Singh Bihal: A passion for making models from chalk

 

JAGDEEP Singh Bihal’s hidden talent is no longer hidden!

The 28-year-old immigrant from Punjab (India) who came here two years ago has just completed his latest model made mainly from chalk: Canada Place and Pan Pacific Hotel.

“When we had our daughter (Prabhnoor) in April, he had stopped working on it. But now has finally completed it,” his wife, Hardeep Kaur Chot, told The VOICE this week.

The model, whose dimensions are 4.4 ft x 1.4 ft x 1 ft, is indeed a spectacular piece.

Bihal, who has a Master’s degree in Computer Information Technology from India and currently works at Van Whole Produce as a warehouse worker, had a passion for making models since he was a kid. He has made models of the Golden Temple, the White House and about 25 other buildings with chalk.

He kept his passion going here. After sightseeing in Vancouver, he decided to make a model of Canada Place, mainly from white chalk.

“He worked on it during his free time after work nonstop and on his days off.  It was much harder making the model here because of the lack of time.  He started working on this from February and just completed it in September.  There were a lot of hours of detailed work put into it.  There were no pre-made shapes used. He carved it to shape everything himself,” Hardeep told The VOICE.

Bihal said he is from the village of Paddi Jagir village in Jalandhar district of Punjab. His parents are Makhan Singh Bihal and Amarjit Kaur Bihal.

Bihal said we can expect to see more models in the future.

Amazing stuff, indeed.

Jagdeep Singh Bihal

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