Landscape as Muse
Lake Superior with Michael Belmore
Air Date: May 11, 2012 1:30pm
Details: Michael Belmore is an Ojibway sculptor and installation artist whose work explores our cultural connection to nature - it's raw materials in particular. On the shores of the massive Lake Superior, Belmore crafts an intricate relief map of the place he grew up, where civilization meets wilderness. With mallet, chisel, and torch in hand, he patiently hammers a copper plate, allowing the Lake Superior tide roll in to cool the hot metal.
Through the artist`s eye, this beautiful cinematic series examines the inspirational relationship that exists between art and landscape. Filmed in 7 provinces, 2 territories and 2 countries, featuring major Canadian artists like Joe Fafard, Aganetha Dyck, Peter von Tiesenhausen and Edward Burtynsky, Landscape has Muse has claimed two significant Canadian film and television industry awards in the past year.