May 27, 2021
Is the oil sands destroying Alberta's northern forests? Shannon Carla King is quick to point out no: lands are reclaimed by oil sands producers to a natural, self-sustaining habitat. Her method of showing this is unique: she's an Alberta artist who paints landscapes of the Canadian outdoors with a focus on, you guessed it, the wild beauty of reclaimed lands from completed oil sands projects.
In this podcast, Shannon discusses with Energy Examined host Tracy Larsson why she's using art to correct misinformation about destruction of lands in the oil sands, and the kind of response her work's received to date. Check out the conversation and the paintings in this video podcast.