ARTisSpectrum Vol. 31, May 2014 - page 72

ARTisSpectrum | Volume 31 |
Scott Forsyth Celebrates and Protects the Canadian Landscape
Each day, as the windows of the seaside homes in the Port of St. John’s turn golden, the sun’s rays herald the very rst
morning light to reach North American land. Along its pathway from the Atlantic to the Paci c Coast, this sunlight traverses
nearly ten million square kilometres of land, spanning six time zones. The world’s second largest country, with the world’s
longest coastline, Canada boasts an immensely varied landscape ranging from Arctic polar deserts in the high north, to
coffee farms on the southern Gulf Islands. This landscape has captivated my imagination and propelled me on a lifelong
journey to portray its character through photography.
When viewed from space, Canada has seven distinct physiographic regions; Arctic, Cordillera, Interior Plains, Canadian
Shield, Hudson Bay Lowlands, St. Lawrence Lowlands, and Appalachian. These regions are de ned by a variety of features
such as rock formations, elevation above sea level, permafrost, tree-line habitats etc. I have chosen to focus my photography
on these natural habitats, portraying Canada through this classi cation on my website (
). I intend to
continue exploring selective geographical points of interest within each of these regions, my vision being to portray
their essence through a photographic style that invokes a sense of wonder for the diversity and beauty of the Canadian
The Humanitarians
Creating art is enormously rewarding in itself, as is sharing it with an audience who are excited by what you have
created. But art can also play a very active role in improving people’s lives in other ways as well. In the ‘Humanitarian’
feature, we focus on artists who use their talent to help make the world around them a better place.
The Test of Time - Torngat Mountains National Park Labrador Canada
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