GILBERT R. LAVOIE is a medical doctor, a specialist in internal medicine, occupational medicine, and public health. He has pursued a forensic and scriptural study of the Shroud of Turin for more than 40 years. He has published books, a video, and articles related to scriptural and medical forensic studies of the blood marks and image of the man of the shroud. Dr. Lavoie, along with his colleague, Tom D’Muhala, digitized and organized some of the finest photographs of the Shroud of Turin done by Vernon Miller, who was the official scientific photographer of the 1978 Shroud of Turin Research Project. The Vernon Miller photo collection is now available worldwide on the internet at www.shroudphotos.com.
In the past several years Dr. Lavoie worked with the internationally known sculptor, Pablo Eduardo. Eduardo recently completed a bronze sculpture which is a three-dimensional replica of the image of the man of the Shroud of Turin. This was done in exquisite detail, paying great attention to the anatomy of the figure.
This sculpture named The Sign, reveals a whole new way of understanding the shroud image.