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Landscape as Muse

Season Three - Episode 31

Cumberland Delta with Landon Mackenzie
Saskatchewan’s Cumberland Delta is one of the largest freshwater delta systems in the world. Originally molded by ancient glaciers, today it is continually re-shaped by river flow. The region's dense vegetation makes the delta area inaccessible on land, while its myriad of ever shifting channels and streams requires years of knowledge just to navigate. Vancouver’s Landon Mackenzie, known for her giant abstract canvases, visits the delta in late summer. Working from boats and shorelines, Mackenzie makes several watercolour studies. Later in her studio, her experience informs the completion of a huge 7" by 20" painting.