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Landscape as Muse

Season Two - Episode 18

Peace-Athabasca Delta with Doug Haynes
One of the largest freshwater deltas on earth, the Peace-Athabasca is a UNESCO world heritage site. Hundreds of thousands of birds including the endangered whooping crane come here to nest. From the air and on the ground, Alberta painter Doug Haynes draws upon the shapes, textures, and light of the Delta for a series of paper works. He provides us detailed insight into his process: transforming his initial impressions and experiences of the landscape by manipulating scale and media through collage. Later in his Edmonton studio, Haynes further re-works and refines the original works on paper into large-scale canvases.