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”

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”

Walking Figures by Magdalena Abakanowicz

“Art does not solve problems but makes us aware of their existence. It opens our eyes to see and our brain to imagine.” Magdalena Abakanowicz. Over the years, I have walked with the Walking Figures and felt the presence of the sculptor who created them – Magdalena Abakanowicz. Situated near the busy Vancouver street cornerContinue reading “Walking Figures by Magdalena Abakanowicz”

Songs For The People

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper lived an extraordinary life during extraordinary times. Born in Baltimore in September 24, 1824 and orphaned at an early age, she was destined to become a prominent abolitionist, temperance and women’s suffrage activist. She used poetry to advocate for a compassionate society. “Songs for the People” speaks of embracing a spiritContinue reading “Songs For The People”

Sunday Evening Reflection: Art is Our Story

“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” Auguste Rodin We are now entering the fourth month of Covid19 solitude, which has pushed us to find new ways of connecting, learning and working. Our daily routines have changed to accommodate a more structured and solitary existence. We recognizeContinue reading “Sunday Evening Reflection: Art is Our Story”