‘Green Timbers Tunnel with Dog’


‘Green Timbers Tunnel with Dog’-2017, 40″x 40″
Green Timbers Forest is in Surrey. That’s Surrey, in Metropolitan Vancouver, not London England!
My dog “George” is patiently waiting for me to stop fiddling around and continue the “sniff and wiz”.
He’s unaware that he’s been brought here today specifically to model.
Being a charming Standard Poodle, he’s a very good poser and very patient with the hired help (that would be me).
Nothing phases him, if this tunnel was there… he’d jump right in.

‘Library Glass Warp’

 


Library Glass Warp‘-2011, 20″ x 29.75″

Vancouver’s main library looks like a modern version of the Roman Coliseum. Of course, it’s surrounded by beautiful glass buildings, so I just decided to wrap them around it. The Library is also circular, so I stayed with the circular theme. This was a winter project. As usual;┬áthere was no snow… lucky to be living in “Lotus Land”!

‘Burrard Inlet with Blue Dot’


‘Burrard Inlet with Blue Dot’-2016, 45″x 90″
This is another piece, in my ‘HarbourFront in Alternate Reality’ Series.
The Pacific, blue sky and sun, made this winter day a piece of cake!
Vancouver embraces the 21st Century in a uniquely Canadian way.
It’s a very cool city, especially in the winter…

“West Hastings’


‘West Hastings’-2017, 45″x75″
I actually shot the components for this piece in November, 2016. After a record number of rainy days this winter; I finally got around to working with it.

This park is little Refuge from The Towers. I find the Towers both beautiful and menacing. They’re efficient on one level and wasteful on another.

There’s no denying their beauty though…

‘Triple Insect Vision-Downtown’

‘Triple Insect Vision-Downtown’-45″x 45″, 2017

If we Humans had vision like this; no one could ever sneak up on anybody! No surprises. I guess that’s why it’s so hard to catch a fly… I’ve made this insect view more complicated than Mother Nature likely would, for esthetic purpose. Artist’s aren’t confined by Nature’s frugality… thankfully.

This is of course, Canada Place, where the cruise ships dock, in downtown Vancouver.

‘Downtown Sky’

'Downtown Sky' the surreal art of Chris Thomas.

‘Downtown Sky’-2017, 45″x 90″

Information towers with 50,000 eyes,

most not watching.

Left, Right, Up or Down,

all the same… but different…

‘Floating Harbour World’

'Floating Harbour World'

‘Floating Harbour World’-2017, 45″x 45″

More work done on Vancouver’s waterfront… We have lots of beautiful blue here; if it’s not the sky it’s the ocean.

I don’t like to say too much about my work because if it’s successful; it will find it’s own meaning with people who like it.

I admit; I do enjoy playing with reality. Seeing things in a new way is like “Candy” to me.

The composited images were captured at the Convention Centre on the water.

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