What do we see?

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“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”  Henry David Thoreau

I agree with Thoreau – what we see is all that really matters.  About a month ago, I was given the opportunity to photograph the work of an aspiring Vancouver artist. The title of his work was Daily Disasters.

The colours reflect the colours of Vancouver: bright flowers with blue skies and rain clouds.

 

 

 

 

The artist remains a mystery to me.  His paintings do not hang in an art gallery.  They belong to the public.

I see art, although some tell me it really is a garbage can.

 

 

 

Nothing Which Comes Stays…

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Remember my May 3rd post?

Her jacket pockets turned inside out releasing fears of the colour blue...has disappeared.  The words vanished as mysteriously as they appeared. The memories remain and we move on…

“In this world of change, nothing which comes stays, and nothing which goes is lost.”

 Anne Sophie Swetchine(1782-1857)


The Birds by Myfanwy MacLeod

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There are birds in Vancouver’s Olympic Village at the Southeast False Creek Plaza, 1 Athletes Way. Not the ordinary kind that flutters in the air currents above – The Birds prefer to guard the earth with their 18 foot (5.5 metres) presence.  Vancouver artist, Myfanwy MacLeod transformed the common sparrow into something extraordinary.

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“The Birds reminds us of our past, but it aspires to challenge the future. It is my hope that the work stimulates understanding that will lead to a greater sense of shared responsibility and caring. Myfanwy MacLeod, 2009

Her jacket pockets turned inside out…

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Her jacket pockets turned inside out releasing fears of the color blue…

There’s a story here – not certain what it is, but it interests me. Art is around us, created when we’re not looking. The words appeared mysteriously under the Cambie Street Bridge the week of April 26th. Remnants of equipment were left behind to tease the imagination According to the Vancouver Public Space Blog it is called an intervention and identified Eli Horn and Jordan Bent as the artists. I’ll be following the narrative…stay tuned!

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Intervention under Cambie Street Bridge