Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Heaps Of Wrecked Cars Spewing From Old Growth Cedar Tree: Trans Am Totem by Marcus Bowcott

Even though it looks like it might be part of the movie set for the movie Deadpool, filming off of the Georgia Viaduct starting April 5th and starring hometown boy Ryan Reynolds it in fact has nothing to do with it.  Trans Am Totem by Marcus Bowcott is the latest installation of Vancouver's 2014 -2016 Biennale Public Art exhibition. Having brought us displays by world famous artists such as Os Gemeos  and Yue Minjun , this 10 meter high, 11,340 kilogram sculpture of five scrap cars and a cedar tree can now be added to the list of outdoor art in Vancouver.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

More East Vancouver Fences

Earlier in the month I came across a backyard fence that was made from old discarded skis (see link). Today while out I discovered another unusual fence this time decorated with old rusted tools.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Granville Gardens: What's Left 6 Months After The Fire

Less than six months after a major fire broke out at the construction site of the nearly completed Seniors Residence Granville Gardens, this is all that remains today. The residence, located at Granville St.  and 49th Ave. in Vancouver has been demolished with only a small wooden structure and  underground parkade still intact.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015