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Landscape as Muse

Season Two - Episode 17

Frenchman River Valley with Susan Schant
On the edge of the Saskatchewan prairie are the whitemud formations of the Frenchman River valley. These 66 million year old remains of a semi-tropical coastal delta have escaped the forces of the last ice age. Amid these raw forms overlooking the valley, installation artist Susan Shantz transforms everyday manufactured materials to explore the immigrant woman’s experience in a new land. Her subtle installations examine our cultural and geographic history and the ongoing tension between the forces of nature and culture.