On Davie Street, in a narrow passage between buildings.
The prolific Jerry Whitehead has another mural, this one along the Central Valley Greenway, at McLean and N. Grandview Hwy.
Another lovely piece that’s been around for a while at the Planetarium. “The Crab” by George Norris.
A bike race, and lots of people doing lots of things. And, oh my, that setting.
A very traditional piece, located at the entrance to Stanley Park at Beach Avenue. This is a tribute to David Oppenheimer, Mayor of Vancouver, 1888-1891. It has, I think, the most imposing pedestal of any public art in Vancouver.
Ian picked this up from Rachael Ashe’s site, Canvas to the Imagination
Last week these small red houses began popping up in vacant lots around the east side of Vancouver. The one pictured here is located at Hastings and Commercial Drive, and I’ve seen one on Main near Prior, and another at Clark and 1st. When I shared the photo on Twitter a friend pointed out that this is a large-scale hotel piece from the game Monopoly. I didn’t realize this because I’ve only played it once or twice, and it was a million years ago.
It’s a brilliant comment on the state of the housing market in Vancouver. I would love to discover who is behind this clever street art project.
A few photos from a trip to Portland.
Bold murals set off against the all black building in front.
The wall of the Yamhill Pub, a classic Portland Dive Bar.
Saw this yesterday at 7th Avenue, while participating in the Arbutus Greenway temporary surface covering public consultation. I’m amazed that I haven’t seen it before. While bike racks are by definition utilitarian (I almost wrote “pedestrian”), sometimes smart and connected design can elevate something out of that realm. This design is certainly inspired and fun.
Congrats to Kitsilano Neighbourhood House for getting these in place.
For those following the Arbutus Greenway story, the City will apparently release the consultation results on October 15 at an open house. Details t.b.a.
It was donated to the Park Board by avid modern art collector Prentice Bloedel and his wife Virginia along with the funding to build the Conservatory, the surrounding plaza and fountains.
Henry Moore was the most important British sculptor of the 20th century, and the most popular and internationally celebrated sculptor of the post-war period. Non-Western art was crucial in shaping his early work – he would say that his visits to the ethnographic collections of the British Museum were more important than his academic study. Later, leading European modernists such as Picasso, Arp, Brancusi and Giacometti became influences. And uniting these inspirations was a deeply felt humanism. He returned again and again to the motifs of the mother and child, and the reclining figure, and often used abstract form to draw analogies between the human body and the landscape.
Thanks to: the Art Story.
“Lightrail” would run for about 2 miles above downtown’s Market Street, one of the city’s busiest arteries, showing in whizzing, multicolored LEDs the pulse of the hidden BART system. Local artists George Zisiadis and Stefano Corazza designed it for Illuminate the Arts, the same nonprofit behind the “Bay Lights,” a humongous waterfall of sparkles flickering on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
Under the Granville Bridge, on the north side. A mural all about watery stuff and Granville Island. In a cute “inside muraldom’ moment, clearly this one was completed before Ocean Cement’s big silos were. Extra props to those finding the dog in a life vest.
Attribution: “Under the Bridge”, Artist Greg Davies. Assisted by friends and members of the False Creek Yacht Club.
Very well-known, the Digital Orca by Douglas Coupland. Located in Jack Poole Plaza on the waterfront in downtown Vancouver.
It touches on the themes of the harbour, wildlife, and the emergence and rapid growth of a digitally-oriented segment of our economy. Even as the ships, full of rocks and logs, as ever, sail past and head out into the world.
Douglas Coupland: The Digital Orca sculpture acts as a sculptural conduit that allows the viewer to travel in time between the past and the future, also allowing the viewer to marvel along the way at the people and activities that created Vancouver’s thriving harbour culture. The sculpture also addresses the massive changes currently reshaping the economy of the Province.
Through the act of pixelizing an orca whale in three dimensions – a process that creates a crackling and unexpected sensation in the viewers mind – the orca cliché is turned upside down and what we thought we knew well is rendered exciting and new. On closer inspection, the colours and materials used in the sculpture’s surfacing evoke the everyday life of the harbour and the diversity of those workers on the working waterfronts of the Province.
Located in Seaforth Peace Park, across from the Armoury, south of the Burrard-Cornwall intersection, a very traditional sculpture honouring a Vancouver citizen.
The attribution reads:
Kinuko Laskey was a sixteen year old nurse who survived the bombing of Hiroshima. She moved to Vancouver in 1954 and for many years was unable to speak of her experience. In 1982 she broke her silence and began what became a lifelong work as a peace educator and activist. This bust honours Kinuko’s life and her work
Sponsor: Vancouver and District Labour Council is proud to dedicate this monument to Kinuko Laskey’s memory.
Sculptor: Keith Shields
An informal and temporary mural on construction hoarding at the Joyce-Collingwood Skytrain station during expansion.
The word “home” pulls this together, even as the whole thing vibrates with strong colours. Along with iconic images from the makers, you’ll find a Boeing 737 with winglets, blackberry bushes, a dragon’s head, and lots of people doing everyday things.