Land of Little Sticks with Greg Hardy

Landscape as Muse
Season Three – Episode 27

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Named for the small, stunted trees that grow in its permafrost, the subarctic “Land of the Little Sticks” is one of the simplest ecosystems on earth. Consisting mainly of short mosses, lichens, and mossy wetlands, the rolling tundra seems to reach to the horizon in every direction. Here, in the NWT, Greg Hardy interprets this unique landscape in his rich paintings: “Sometimes when I see the landscape it disintegrates into a million different pieces. When I work I’m trying to put all those pieces back together in a way that is slightly different than the way it was before…”