Posted on October 20, 2017
My Dog “George” thinks he owns this forest!
He carefully sniffs and dispenses his “social media communications” on all his carefully selected spots. He carefully analyses everything through his nose. I’m convinced he’s primarily a nose attached to a brain… Like any dog; if you don’t distract him from his nose, you won’t get his attention.
How do dogs dream?
I’ll take a shot at it; here’s George having an “out of body, experience”…
Posted on January 9, 2017
‘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…
Posted on November 3, 2016
‘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.
Posted on November 1, 2016
‘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.
Posted on July 19, 2015
‘Metal Mountain’ is the latest in my MetalWorx Series. Having lived for many years in Calgary, the natural version of this scene was visible out my living room window. I never try to compete with Nature, but rather draw inspiration from her… Is it ironic to mimic Nature with totally fabricated man-made materials? Yes and No…
Posted on July 1, 2015
‘Cathedral Grove Study #2′ is a continuation of the ‘West Coast Series’.
I dedicate this one to all my friends living and working abroad on this CANADA DAY.
It’s not as good as a walk in the REAL FOREST, but nothing could be.
I hope all those doing both Foreign Service and business abroad, had some time to spend with their families on this busy day!
Yes, this is Vancouver Island…
Posted on January 18, 2015