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Landscape as Muse

Season Four - Episode 45

Boggy Creek with Joe Fafard
Chronicling our past, and giving shape to our cultural identity, sculptor Joe Fafard is a prominent figure in Canadian art. Working at his Saskatchewan farm near Boggy Creek, Fafard creates iconic sculptures. As common-place as cows, dogs, sheep, and horses might seem, these domesticated animals speak volumes about our human connection to land. We join Joe in the winter as he constructs a massive wolf figure made from logs found on his land. Later we accompany him to the National Gallery of Canada where his achievements are celebrated with an impressive retrospective.