Roussel was born in the Mont-Joli surroundings, in Gaspésie, Québec.
His academic training and working
experiences have brought him all over Québec. He has always been
attracted to stones of all kinds. His fascination is sustained by the
many forms (mostly the whale one) and color variations of stone. His
love of rocks led him, in 1994, to build a human-size inukshuk on his
property. However, he didn't know at the time that his sculpture was an actual
While working in Montreal, he tried to sculpt stones
with a buffer, but the experience wasn't a success. He then had the idea
to create miniature inukshuiit so he could share with others his
interest in stones.