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Landscape as Muse

Season One - Episode 4

Nipekamew Sand Cliffs with Chris St. Amand
Originating as glacial deposits of 120 million years ago, The Nipekamew Sand Cliffs are towering white limestone columns that exist despite centuries of erosion from the meandering river below. Tireless sculptor Chris St. Amand comes to the cliffs with rope, solar lights, and a few hand tools. Perched precariously on the cliff edge, St. Amand perseveres through rain and cold for two long days. In the end, the sun emerges to reveal Chris's work: a sort of satellite dish aimed to the sky. The simple and subtle work becomes profound as night falls and the solar lights illuminate the sculpture's skeletal form.