Arts, Culture and Recreation
Many NFB documentaries celebrate the vision and innovation of Canadian artists. Others demonstrate how our pastimes reflect our cultural values.
1983, Director: Claude Grenier
1 min 25 s
2. Examine how both the artwork and the film treatment combine the folkloric and traditional with the modern.
3. Compare this film with others in the theme (like Kubota and Earthware) to show how artists transform the simplest, most basic materials into works of art.
Near the edge of a vast frozen lake, Manitoba artist Réal Bérard and two friends slowly transform an immense block of snow into a beautiful snow sculpture.