The Ojibwe Teepee

Roger sets up his easel to create a painting of a birch bark tee pee in Grand Portage, Minn. Working with the fading afternoon light on the shores of Lake Superior, Roger creates the many facets of light and shadow and negative areas in the trees. Later he takes the painting to his studio where he re-creates it once again in order to simplify the colors and values making it a stronger composition.
Sarah learns how an Ojibwe tee pee is constructed using birch bark. She steps inside
to see how the interior space is designed for comfort and livability.