Ampersand by Ricky Alvarez

“Life is nothing without friendship.” Marcus Tullius Cicero I often use the ampersand in my writing, but I never thought to consider the origin of this symbol, until I encountered Ricky Alvarez’s sculpture, Ampersand. The ampersand (&) is an ancient symbol that can be traced back to the 1st century A.D., to Marcus Tullius CiceroContinue reading “Ampersand by Ricky Alvarez”

The Lady by Sculptor Myfanwy MacLeod

The Lady stands at the corner of Lonsdale and 13th in the heart of North Vancouver. Whenever I pass by this magnificent creature in bronze, I pause for a few minutes to read the plaque at her feet and say a few words of greeting. I mirror her gaze towards the Burrard Inlet and allowContinue reading “The Lady by Sculptor Myfanwy MacLeod”

Shimmer Time by Aliya Orr

“I hope the work inspires people to take a minute off their screens and to take in the world around them. The small details: subtle shifts of light, subtle shifts of colour. These small things that transform the world around us.” Artist Aliya Orr Shimmer Time,’ a 90-metre sculptural light artwork was unveiled at theContinue reading “Shimmer Time by Aliya Orr”

Last Light, 2019 by Kim Dorland

Over the past couple of weeks, the Olympic Village Skytrain Station, did not feature any murals. Usually there is an art project affixed to the glass windows that lead into the Station. Why were the windows without artwork, I wondered? I explored other Skytrain stations and found murals continued to showcase amazing artists. And then,Continue reading “Last Light, 2019 by Kim Dorland”

Give Peace a Chance

“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”Yoko Ono It was the year 1969 when Canada welcomed John Lennon and Yoko Ono. As icons of the peace movement, John and Yoko were at the height of their popularity.Continue reading “Give Peace a Chance”

Honouring the Chinook Salmon

Welcome aboard the TransLink Vancouver Seabus, my favourite way to cross the Burrard Inlet. The 12-minute scenic ride takes me from Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver.   Each ferry can seat up to 195 passengers at a time and departs every 15 minutes during the day, in sunshine orContinue reading “Honouring the Chinook Salmon”