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The Art of JAMA
September 8, 2015

Yukon: Tim Zuck

JAMA. 2015;314(10):976-977. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11965

The sheer immensity and out-of-this world appearance of wild, untracked expanses in western Canada stretch the imagination. In the Yukon, for example, one may acquire a new perspective on humankind’s place in the universe when massive Mount Logan, rising more than 19 000 feet, materializes ahead. Such a pulse-accelerating sight may be viewed from a small aircraft on a fine, nonfoggy day, with passenger emotions ranging from exhilaration to apprehension when visualizing glaciers complete with chasms in the vicinity (http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/yt/kluane/index.aspx). For artist Tim Zuck (1947-  ), the experience of viewing the world from new angles has value: “I see art, along with humour and philosophy, as a window through which we can suddenly view the world in a different way. It questions the structures, it throws us for a loop, it challenges us, it provides no answer, and I like that.” (Newlands A. Canadian Paintings, Prints and Drawings. Richmond Hill, ON/Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books; 2007:346.)