‘Dino Park Study #14’

‘Dino Park Study #14’-2012, 40″x 40″ Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta, is a very strange and beautiful place. It seems ironic that a place so “out of our time”, should cough up so many terrific fossils. It’s still very much a hostile environment… baked in the summer and frozen in winter. The fossils literally jump out of the ground, with the weathering going on….

‘Stanley Park Fire Hydrant Study #2’

‘Stanley Park Fire Hydrant Study #2’-2017, 45″x 72″ This world-famous tourist attraction has its own fire suppression system and it needs it. Many people continue to smoke in the forest, which is usually fairly wet but in recent years has been drying out, particularly last El Nino summer. I was struck by the incongruity of hydrants in forests. But being a park with very…

‘Stanley Park Fire Hydrant’

‘Stanley Park Fire Hydrant’-2017, 45″x 45″ I swear; I did not “Photoshop” this fire hydrant, into Vancouver’s Stanley Park! I wasn’t aware that the park had it own fire suppression system until recently, when I started to explore it more thoroughly. I’m happy to see it after a couple of very dry years here. I could have done a nice “Post Card” shot but…

‘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…

‘Vancouver Blue Warp’

‘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…  

‘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…

‘Avatar Old Growth Wheels’

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…