Landscape as Muse: Deer Group Islands with Donald Lawrence (2007)
One of Donald Lawrence’s favorite places is Diana Island of the Deer Group of Islands on the west coast of British Columbia. He is on an aquatic camping trip visiting different landscapes. He started by painting landscapes then moved to installation pieces depicting different ocean side settings in galleries. His current project uses a pinhole camera to capture startling underwater images.
We watch as he prepares a Polaroid pinhole camera. He lowers it to catch a starfish in a tidal pool. As we observe, he shares some of his personal inspiration about the work he does. His works are not just physical objects, but they are evidence of the events taking place on the landscapes.