‘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.
I couldn’t reduce it to a postcard; I had to put a spin on it!

‘Cathedral Grove Portal’

Cathedral Grove Portal
‘Cathedral Grove Portal’-2015, 45″x90″
I love being in the forest but it has a dark side too. This piece mixes the beautiful with the unknown, which for me, are two of the best things about the forest. As long as it’s going well; it’s great.

Cathedral Grove is an Old Growth Forest on Vancouver Island.

‘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…

‘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 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…

 

‘Bird Sanctuary’

Print #1/5..........16.75"x″x25.25″.......available Print #4/15..........11″x16.5″.......available

Print #1/5……….16.75″x″x25.25″…….available
Print #4/15……….11″x16.5″…….available

‘Bird Sanctuary’-1996 is from my Mylar Series. This work was all produced in camera on film. By shooting in large distortable mirrors it was possible to break up the image in an almost digital way. At this time, there were no digital sensors with enough resolution to make large prints. Using this technique, allowed me to create a digital look with film’s high resolution. Shot on the Bow River in Calgary…

‘Spin Through the Forest’

Print #1/3……….38.75″x60″ …..available Print #1/5………20″x31″…….available Print #4/15………11″x17″……..available

Print #1/3……….38.75″x60″ …..available
Print #1/5………20″x31″…….available
Print #4/15………11″x17″……..available


Spin Through the Forest’ is more about listening than talking.
Enough said…

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