Athabasca

The Athabasca River flows north and east through Alberta, Canada from the ethereal glacial lakes of the Canadian Rockies to the boreal forests of Saskatchewan. By the time the water reaches Lake Athabasca, it is changed. The Athabasca is siphoned for the industrial processing of Alberta oil/tar sands. It is then diverted into tailing ponds as effluent. 

This work is a response to the tar sands. Made during a residency at The Banff Centre.