"The canoe’s exterior maps the waterways from my home in Apsley, Ontario, southward into the Trent Severn Waterway and on into Rice Lake," Copping writes in a blog entry.
"The changing cut patterns of the mirror reflect the changing landscape from the granite shield north of Stoney Lake to the limestone plane south of this waterline," adds Copping in the blog post. "The canoe’s interior is mirrored in a much simpler fashion. Placing mirror sections between the ribs, I mimic the planking of this old cedar strip canoe. The effect, when paddling is of floating in the skeleton of the small vessel, sky and water joined."