‘Arctic Chopper Crew’


‘Arctic Chopper Crew’-1987, 11″ x 14.75″
After a long and cold winter on the West Coast; summer has arrived! Now, having spent the last several days sweating in the heat; I’m already reminiscing about cooler temperatures.
This shot as taken at -45°C. Just before this, I’d pulled a colour geletin filter out to attach to a lens. The total stillness of the air was momentarily broken by the gentlest of breezes, totally shattering the filter in my hand.

Sun rise in Tuktoyuktuk, on the Beaufort Sea, at noon Dec. 21/1987, the Winter Solstice.
These guys made my work and a lot of other peoples work and safety, their top priority. These are the people who keep you alive… when you’re where, you otherwise shouldn’t be…

‘Library Glass Warp’

 


Library Glass Warp‘-2011, 20″ x 29.75″

Vancouver’s main library looks like a modern version of the Roman Coliseum. Of course, it’s surrounded by beautiful glass buildings, so I just decided to wrap them around it. The Library is also circular, so I stayed with the circular theme. This was a winter project. As usual; there was no snow… lucky to be living in “Lotus Land”!

‘Burrard Inlet with Blue Dot’


‘Burrard Inlet with Blue Dot’-2016, 45″x 90″
This is another piece, in my ‘HarbourFront in Alternate Reality’ Series.
The Pacific, blue sky and sun, made this winter day a piece of cake!
Vancouver embraces the 21st Century in a uniquely Canadian way.
It’s a very cool city, especially in the winter…

‘Cathedral Grove Portal’

Cathedral Grove Portal
‘Cathedral Grove Portal’-2015, 45″x90″
I love being in the forest but it has a dark side too. This piece mixes the beautiful with the unknown, which for me, are two of the best things about the forest. As long as it’s going well; it’s great.

Cathedral Grove is an Old Growth Forest on Vancouver Island.

“West Hastings’


‘West Hastings’-2017, 45″x75″
I actually shot the components for this piece in November, 2016. After a record number of rainy days this winter; I finally got around to working with it.

This park is little Refuge from The Towers. I find the Towers both beautiful and menacing. They’re efficient on one level and wasteful on another.

There’s no denying their beauty though…

‘Triple Insect Vision-Downtown’

‘Triple Insect Vision-Downtown’-45″x 45″, 2017

If we Humans had vision like this; no one could ever sneak up on anybody! No surprises. I guess that’s why it’s so hard to catch a fly… I’ve made this insect view more complicated than Mother Nature likely would, for esthetic purpose. Artist’s aren’t confined by Nature’s frugality… thankfully.

This is of course, Canada Place, where the cruise ships dock, in downtown Vancouver.

‘Sailing Around Downtown’

‘Sailing Around Downtown’-2017, 45″x 80″

“I sometimes feel I have a little Don Quixote in me…

seeing things the way they are, is never good enough anymore.”

 

These days, a lot of people in Media and Politics, are working in “Alternate Facts”. This is a very creative field; you can do anything you want! To Artists… this is no big deal! That’s all we do. Yet in our culture; you won’t find any artists on Corporate Boards, or as Political Advisors…too Don Quixote. They refuse to stay inside the “Cool-Aid Bubble”, “too creative”,  “too unruly”…. God forbid, somebody should mention “TEAM”!

It’s all true… (disclaimer-my reality bubble!)

This piece needs a big space.  It can be rotated in any direction… if you’re indecisive.

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