Lovesick explores the changing landscape of a small Canadian lake through the stories of the people who live on its shores. Lovesick Lake is one of the smallest bodies of water along the Trent-Severn canal system – a waterway that connects Lake Huron to Lake Ontario. Once a prosperous region used by Canada’s First Nations people for hunting and fishing, Lovesick Lake is now a popular cottage destination. Shoreline development has increased exponentially while the health of the lake and surrounding land has declined. Lovesick compels viewers to ask, “At what cost does Canada’s cottage country come at?”
About The Artist
Growing up in Canada, Lauren Bridle developed an interest in Canadian history and geography. Her work aims to display Canada’s natural beauty but also to investigate the history of the land. Lauren specializes in environmental and landscape work, looking at how humans have shaped their surroundings. Lauren holds a bachelor of journalism with a specialization in Broadcast Production from Carleton University and currently resides in Toronto.
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