The more you see of this country, the more you love it.
—Ian Toews, producer-director
This beautiful documentary takes us from the Purcell Mountains of BC to the Peace
River Valley in Alberta to Irish Loop, NL, even to the Atacama Desert in
Aganetha Dyck creates artworks with bees (291 Film Company)
It also transports us to southern Manitoba. That's where visual artist Aganetha Dyck
lives and works. Her art is inspired by and makes use of bees. She
calls them her co-creators. Producer-director Ian Toews was attracted to
her work because of her unique process. She introduces ordinary
objects, such as shoes, into bee hives and the bees build honey combs on
"She is working in a micro-environment," says Toews, "as opposed to others who work with huge vistas, mountains and trees. She really draws our attention to the wonders of nature."
Aganetha Dyck is one of nine artists featured in this breathtaking film about artists who are inspired by nature. The Nature of Inspiration
airs on the CBC Documentary Channel on Saturday, August 4 at 6:00 p.m., then again on Monday, August 6 at 8:00 p.m.
The documentary features interviews with the artists, revealing their relationship with nature, and of course, transports us to the exquisite natural world that inspires them. "The more you see of this country, the more you love it," says Toews.