‘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…

‘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…

 

Cathedral Grove Study #3

Print #1/3............45″x90″.......available Print #1/5..........20″x40″.......available Print #4/15.........8.5″x17″.......available

Print #1/3…………45″x90″…….available
Print #1/5……….20″x40″…….available
Print #4/15………8.5″x17″…….available


“Cathedral Grove Study #3”Is another in my Temperate Rainforest Series. The forest was very dry when I captured the photos for this piece. I always find the forest awe-inspiring…

‘Forest Grove Circle’

Print #1/3............40″x40″.......available Print #1/5..........20″x20″.......available Print #5/15..........11″x11″.......available

Print #1/3…………40″x40″…….available
Print #1/5………..20″x20″……..available
Print #4/15………..11″x11″………available


‘FOREST GROVE CIRCLE’ is a mid-winter remembrance of last summer.
Canada’s West Coast is unique and amazing.
As Canadians; we have a responsibility to preserve it for all Mankind…

‘Forest Square’

Edition of 3.... 46 1/2

Edition of 3…. 46 1/2″ x 46 1/2″
Edition of 5……. 20″x20″
Edition of 15……..11″x11″

‘Forest Square’ 2015 was 800 years in the making!
That’s how old the big trees are…

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