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Landscape as Muse

Season Five - Episode 48

Lake Superior with Michael Belmore
Michael Belmore is an Ojibway sculptor and installation artist whose work explores our cultural connection to nature – its raw materials in particular. On the shores of the massive Lake Superior, Belmore crafts an intricate relief map of the place he grew up, where civilization meets wilderness. With mallet, chisel, and torch in hand, he patiently hammers a copper plate, allowing the Lake Superior tide to roll in to cool the hot metal.