Landscape as Muse: Haida Gwai with Shirley Wiebe (2005)
We join installation artist Shirley Wiebe at Naikoon Provincial Park on Haida Gwai just off the coast of British Columbia. She explains how her work with different materials evolved from clay to ceramic, and on to wood and then other found materials.
Spending hours at an installation, she explores the light, how it changes, and can respond to just what is there, naturally, by adding her own materials to it. Set against a backdrop of rolling waves, we watch as she prepares the intricate works, then adjusts them as she adapts to the changing light. As we view some of her works set into sand, she explains the way she hopes that her work is received, and the messages she wants to convey.