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Landscape as Muse

Season Three - Episode 35

The Laurentians with Luc Beauparlant
Quebec’s Laurentians are among Canada’s most emblematic landscapes. These once towering mountains are today reduced to tranquil rolling hills; covered in mixed hardwood forests, the land is a mosaic of colour. It is here on his idylic farm that sculptor Luc Beauparlant lives and works the land. As autumn approaches and the leaves change, we pass the time watching Luc construct a unique sauna he calls "the belly of the whale". Later that winter Luc and his horse Prince take us through the forest where they harvest the trees.