Peter Wyse - Canadian Artist


The Navigator

The Navigator  A  rare West Coast snow storm visited our neighbourhood in December 2008. My son and I, along with our new family member ʻScoutʼ, an Australian Labradoodle, headed out for a winter adventure. Scoutʼs fluffy white hair seemed to attract the powder and as each minute passed she grew in size to resemble a polar bear. At one point during our escapade, my five year old son declared, “I am Nanoo k of the North!” How he had the knowledge to reference Robert Flahertyʼs 1922 Arctic documentary remains a mystery. While I have not had the opportunity to visit the Arctic, for that brief moment I was there and a young boy was indeed ʻNanook of the Northʼ.