Stretching Trees

Edition of 15- 7.9" x 17" Edition of 5- 14"x30.25" Edition of 1- 33.6"x73.5"

Edition of 15- 7.9″ x 17″
Edition of 5- 14″x30.25″
Edition of 1- 33.6″x73.5″


I made ‘Stretching Trees’ in 1998. It’s part of my infrared landscape series. I made a large mural for a show, which is sold but I’m going to print 2 Editions on paper. This dark and moody piece seemed appropriate to pull out for viewing at the beginning of winter. I used Konicas’ venerable 120 Infrared film and shot it on my 6×17 and 6×7 cameras. This film was very gritty and distinctive in its look. Of course it is not available now. Both content and medium are frozen in time.

Alex Fraser Bridge 2009

Alex Fraser Bridge photo

8.25″ x 12″

I do a lot of flying.
Flying into Vancouver is always interesting. On a winter day at about noon the clouds opened just as we were over the Alex Fraser Bridge. The bridge spans the South Fraser River just before it enters the Pacific. It was sufficiently abstract to catch my attention…Edition of 15.

Library Square

Library Square image

“Library Square”
12.5″x25″


This piece was created in 2008.
It’s Vancouver’s Main Library building and is a tribute to another more famous building. I love this playful architectural tribute. It’s a real community hub, they even allow climbers to repel off the building… doing demos as Vancouverites blithely go about their business below.

Lichen Man

'Lichen Man' 7.75" x 7.75"

‘Lichen Man’
7.75″ x 7.75″


This is from my series of ‘Found Abstractions’.
I’ve always found Mother Natures’ ART far superior Mans’ efforts. In fact, we struggle to even imitate her adequately! This primitive ‘community’ of lichens can survive extreme conditions, -50C to +50C, with no water and relentless UV bombardment from the sun. These colonies can last many 100’s of years if left undisturbed.
As is my Modis Operandi, I “messed with it” to my own liking… made in 2003.
Would you have guessed what it is… if I hadn’t told you?

Coal Harbour

Coal Harbour, Vancouver

24″x48″

‘Coal Harbour’ on Vancouver’s False Creek is a beautiful place to live, although in its early days it was just as its name implies… an industrial zone. Today its waters are clear and clean and it’s an upscale trendy place to live. Since I’m bored with taking “straight photos” I decided to put a black star in its center to acknowledge its past.

Coal Harbour Winter 2007

It feels like winter here in Vancouver today.
10° C with some H2O.
Here’s a winter shot I did in 2007. It feels like this today.
Edition info @ http://www.christhomas.com/WorkGallery.html?igm=1_2

Coal Harbour Winter 2007

Library Study #6

Not your average work station…
Edition of 3-48″x96″
Edition of 5-20″x40″
Edition of 15-8.5″x17″
The surreal Art of Chris Thomas.

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