This is a view of the eastern end of Lake Athabasca in northern Saskatchewan. This is also the starting point for the Fond du Lac River as well as the location for the Fond du Lac Dene Nation Reserve. The scene is typical for a lake in the northern Canadian Shield – water, rock and scrub trees and brush. Lake Athabasca is a huge lake and a deep lake. It isn’t always as calm and quiet as seen above. Sometimes the water is tortured and tries everything to break out of its boundaries. But in the end, it is held in place.
Water is symbolic of the unconscious. Such a huge body of water such as this one allows one to see the true depth and breadth of the unconscious which extends beyond what one can understand as one’s personal repressed contents. There is too much mystery, too much depth, too much unknown and darkness that is hinted at when we see large expanses of water.