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Landscape as Muse

Season One - Episode 12

Autumn with Shelley Sopher
The Canadian Shield is a geographic region that dominates most of the country. The hard Precambrian rock geology of the shield distinguishes it from the rest of Canada, and has ostensibly protected it from the effects of development and civilization. Photo-installation artist Shelley Sopher spends three days in early autumn among the rock and mosses of isolated Hansen Lake. Working in sweeping 180 degree arcs, Sopher's camera documents both the micro details of the shield, and the expanses of the forest amidst the autumn metamorphosis.