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Pipe Dreams

2001 acrylic/canvas 4'7" w x 6'h

This view is taken from the portage descending around Virginia Falls in Nahanni National Park. Looking towards Fourth Canyon ( Painted Canyon ) you witness the exquisite beginnings of the technicolour canyon walls that dominate this section of the river. Copper, magenta and cobalt blue flood the area. Running the river by canoe, the colours fly by you like a whirling kaleidoscope. Energy extractors are proposing to build a pipeline down the MacKenzie Valley impacting thousands of miles of fragile ecosystems including Nahanni National Park.


© Diane White, 2004