Lumière At English Bay

Lumière is an annual event here in Vancouver that is said to be inspired by light and artistic expression. A few minutes walk from our apartment, at English Bay, is the current home to one of this year's 4 public installations. Recently, on my way home from work one evening, I decided to check it out.... Continue Reading →

Definitely Dali

If you're strolling around Downtown Vancouver any time soon, you may come across Salvador Dali's, "Space Venus". I'd have said you'd find yourself face-to-face with the sculpture but, well, this Venus is clearly headless. Her neck is adorned with a typical Dali "melting" clock, made most famous perhaps by his 1931 painting, "The Persistence of... Continue Reading →

First For The Trees

At the intersection of NW Broadway and Couch in Portland, on the side of the historic DeSoto Building, you'll find artist Gage Hamilton's yellow mural known as "Ozymandias (DeSoto Detached)”.<!--more-->It's part of the city's Forest For The Trees, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation of contemporary public art throughout Portland.The DeSoto Building was once... Continue Reading →

Silverton Murals

The nearest city to our campsite was Silverton, which lies on the 45th Parallel (Vancouver, where we call home, is at the 49th). The small city is named after the Silver Creek that runs through it. Human habitation of the area spreads back over 6000 years, and agriculture has been the main industry since the... Continue Reading →

Oregon – #POTD

That word is not photoshopped into the shot. It's actually stuck to the hedge. I don't know why, but I like it. Bonne journée! Marla

Larrabee Murals

To access the beach at Larrabee State Park, you walk through a tunnel under a train track. In what would otherwise be an ugly concrete pass-through, the tunnel is painted with cheerful and bright murals by artist Shawn Cass. To learn more about the artist, check out this article. Bonne journée! Marla

Bliss Dance

Outside the New York New York Hotel, in The Park, you'll find the dancing woman statue called Bliss Dance. Created by Italian-born sculptor Marco Cochrane, Bliss Dance is one of 3 steel statues in a series of naked female dancers. "What I see missing in the world is an appreciation and respect for feminine energy... Continue Reading →

Lavalet

French street artist, Levalet, is best known for using the wheat-paste poster and stencil technique. Think back to the gloppy glue you used when creating paper mâche crafts in kindergarten class. This enables an artist to create their pieces elsewhere before adhering them to whatever surface they choose. As most street art is illegal, this... Continue Reading →

Banksy, is that you?

I love stumbling across interesting street art and graffiti. Not the angsty-teen type tagging that seems to cover most surfaces in every city I've been to .. but the type with artistic talent and obvious thought put into it. During one of our walks through Bayeux, my boyfriend and I came across this piece. I... Continue Reading →

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