‘Western U-Middlesex College’

Western U-Middlesex College

‘Western U-Middlesex College’-2016, 45″x 45″ is a classic “between seasons” at high latitudes statement. Canadians often complain about the weather but we’re lucky to have four distinctive seasons, with very different looks. Some of my friends, in the tropics get “wet or dry”, “cool or hot” and that’s about it. Here in London, Ontario; they know the white stuff is coming and that’s a whole New Stage… like moving up, from a Freshman to a Senior…

‘Vancouver Blue Warp’

'Vancouver Blue Warp' -45"x 90"

‘Vancouver Blue Warp’ -2016, 45″x 90″

Canada’s Pacific Gateway… yes.

Sunny or Cloudy, an awesome City.

Gateway to Dreams for most,

Nightmares for some…

 

‘Vancouver Punk World’

40"x40"

‘Vancouver Punk World‘-2016, 40″ x 40″

Although Vancouver is not a global power centre; it is one of the worlds’ most beautiful cities. Since I don’t do ‘Postcards’; I had to think of a way to express the excitement and dynamism of the city. Punk is passé, but you can still find Punks here and there. I guess this is my tribute, to the energy and creativity of this quickly fading musical and social phenomenon…

In spite of the passing of time and fashion; some people will be Punks their whole life long… anyways.

This one’s for them!

‘Pacific Ocean Front Groove’

'Pacific Oceanfront Groove'

‘Pacific Ocean Front Groove’-2016, 90″ x 45″ is Vancouver Harbour Front, in “Alternate Reality”. Virtual Reality is 20 years old already and still looking for a successful commercial roll out. The problem is, that “virtual reality” is always less impressive than the real thing.

“Alternate Reality” can present new perspectives, awareness and understanding. Oh yes; also amusement, confusion and even indignation. No such bad vibes on this November day.

‘Avatar Old Growth Sky’

'Avatar Old Growth Sky'

‘Avatar Old Growth Sky’ -2016, 45″x 45″

If you had “bug vision” you might see the forest like this…

Western Red Cedars and Douglas Fir trees, some as old as 800 years and 75 m (250 ft) in height, reach for the sky. Like the ancient Egyptians; they worship the Sun. They also manufacture oxygen and consume CO2 and now draw tens of thousands of Eco-tourist every year. Avatar Old Growth Forest is on Vancouver Island, on the Pacific side, near Port Renfrew.

‘Avatar Palette Diptych’

‘Avatar Palette Diptych’ -2016, Panels 45″x 45″-This palette study allows me to see all the colours, in the 360° environment of the camera. I like to do one of these as I develop a series in a given location. Avatar Old Growth Forest is on Vancouver Island, on the Pacific side, near Port Renfrew. It’s an endangered environment and the subject of my present work…

It’s hard to believe… but 9000 hectares (over 22,000 acres) of Old Growth Temperate Rain Forest are still cut, every year on Vancouver Island.

‘Avatar Old Growth Wheels’

Art of Chris Thomas

‘Avatar Old Growth Wheels’-2016, 45″x 90″

Avatar Old Growth Forest is on Vancouver Island, on the Pacific side, near Port Renfrew. It’s a small patch that has escaped the chain saws. It’s hard to believe… but 9000 hectares (over 22,000 acres) of Old Growth Temperate RainForest is still cut, every year on Vancouver Island.

I can’t do justice to the beauty or primal vibe of this place, so I attempt to evoke, just a little of the mystery and symmetry of the place…

 

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