‘Stanley Park Palette Diptych’

'Stanley Park Palette Diptych'
‘Stanley Park Palette Diptych’-2017, 2 Panels x 45″
I often make palette studies of significant locations.
Stanley Park doesn’t normally flash a lot of red but the fire extinguishers really jump out.
You might visit a hundred times and not see them, so I decided to use one here…
This piece needs a big space.

‘Stanley Park Fire Hydrant Study #2’

'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 high traffic, in the middle of the city; it must be protected as much as possible. It’s a collision point between Nature and our own world.. but in this case, the only responsible path.

 

‘Stanley Park Fire Hydrant’

'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 that would have been too boring…

Vancouver Convention Palette Diptych

Two Panels-45"x 45"

‘Vancouver Convention Palette Diptych’ 2017, Panels 45″x 45″
Basically this is the entire palette of Vancouver Harbour from the Convention Centre.
I did the image capture in November, but didn’t get time to work on it till now.
It feels very “Vancouver” to me…
I feel I’m Zooming into 2017, so this palette study resonates…

‘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!

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