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Landscape as Muse

Season One - Episode 11

Lake Athabasca with Richard Gorenko
Saskatchewan is home to some 100,000 lakes; most are found in the north. The largest, Lake Athabasca, is the 21st largest body of fresh water on the planet -- so large it measurably affects the region's climate. Painter Richard Gorenko visits Lake Athabasca during a time of unusual calm. The lake's waves are silent and still, and the temperature is exceptionally hot. With a sketchbook and camera in hand Gorenko captures images of the horizon, the play of sun and moonlight, and vistas of the rocky islands -- images he draws on for a series of paintings.