Landscape as Muse
Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent
Bay of Fundy with Thaddeus Holownia
Thaddeus Holownia came to the Bay of Fundy in 1977. As we see some of his photographs, he explains his personal philosophy in capturing the right subject. As he teaches a new generation of photographers, he tells them to be alive and respond to what's in front of them because they would be amazed...
Lake Superior with Michael Belmore
This episode joins artist Michael Belmore along the shore of Lake Superior. He explains the folklore, history and materials that go into his works. People have expressed that they see different things in his work, yet he feels there is always a sense of loneliness and grief in the pieces.
Clayoquot Sound with Fae Logie
Fae Logie walks along the beach of Clayoquot Sound in British Colombia. Her main focus is to express that she is working out of a lived experience. It is more of an attachment to a place with emotional attachment being the key. Her science background in marine biology has become a major influence...
The Searcher, John Chalke
John Chalke explores the Rocky Mountain Foothills in southern Alberta. Viewing some of his past works, he tells us of his education and getting kicked out from art school. As he works in his studio, he discusses making his own pottery equipment and the unique techniques he develops.
The Tolt, the Droke, & the Blasthole Pond River with Marlene Creates
Marlene Creates visits the Blasthole Pond River area. She is part of the St. John's art community in Portugal Cove, Newfoundland. This area is an art lab for her to explore her relationship with the terrain. As she winds her way through the forest, she explains her growing connection with the lan...
Faces in the Land with Dempsey Bob
Dempsey Bob is a Tahltan-Tlingit artist in the Skeena River area of British Columbia. He shares about his youth and his history as an artist. This episode joins him as he works on a piece in the airport while he tells us about the folklore that inspired the work.
In the Pines with Robert Wiens
Visual artist Robert Wiens explores the ancient pine forests of Temagami, Ontario. There is an old growth pine forest at the northern edge, unlike any other place on earth. Viewing his early works, he explains that he started as a sculptor and then moved to wood and drawings. All of his work is c...
The Beaver with Mary Ann Barkhouse
In this episode, sculpture installation artist Mary Ann Barkhouse visits some beaver ponds. After getting to know them since childhood, she chose the beaver as her subject for her work. She explains her use of animals and how the lifecycles of the land and animals are connected. In her studio, as...
The Rock to the Rockies with David Alexander
David Alexander visits the Irish Loop in Newfoundland. He loves travelling to see new vistas and landscapes. He feels some of the most striking landscape is on Canada's east coast. He discusses his history and what drives him to find the perfect landscape. After forty years of painting, he is sti...
Atacama Desert, Chile with Edward Burtynsky
Photographer Edward Burtynsky visits the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile. This place is completely devoid of life. He explains how his subject matter evolved from mines to large-format landscapes. Still images etch themselves deeper into our memory because the images t...
Winter with Jeane Fabb
Jeane Fabb is creating a work on a frozen lake in La Macaza. She explains that winter is a time of contemplation and inner hibernation. She relates her history and how her works suggests a deep connection with the land and the human body.
The Laurentians with Luc Beauparlant
This episode visits Luc Beauparlant at his home and studio in La Minerve, Quebec. He tells about the importance of caring for the land and being a "leaver" instead of a "taker." He gathers materials from the forest while explaining the deeper meanings behind his artworks.
Robson Valley with Mathew Wheeler
Photographer Mathew Wheeler discusses his life capturing images of the dramatic landscapes of his youth. His interest in science has influenced his art. Currently, he is taking photographs of the landscape through a lens made of ice.
Hudson Bay Lowlands with Richard Holden
Photographer Richard Holden travels north through Manitoba to the Hudson Bay Lowlands. While he is setting up a shot, he offers his personal insights into photography and what he is trying to capture. The real challenge, as a photographer, is to give some sense that the world is a continuous plac...
Cumberland Delta with Landon Mackenzie
This episode visits the Cumberland Delta with painter, Landon Mackenzie. She explains that she is interested in this landscape on so many levels: historically, geographically and in terms of what we are doing as humans, how we live with it, how we live with the planet. This trip to the delta is a...