Vancouver Street Art – Mount Pleasant

Happy Friday! Here’s the final installment of murals I recently discovered in East Vancouver. First up is Lions Gate Bridge, which spans across Burrard Inlet and connects Stanley Park with the North Shore. Next we have an image depicting some sights at Queen Elizabeth Park. In the top left corner is Bloedel Conservatory, which I…… Continue reading Vancouver Street Art – Mount Pleasant

Vancouver Street Art – Mount Pleasant

Here are a few more murals to, hopefully, add some fun and brightness to your day as we weather this crazy storm of uncertainty together. This last one depicts an old hamburger stand that stood on Kingsway for decades. It has since moved, but those of us of a certain age will remember the iconic…… Continue reading Vancouver Street Art – Mount Pleasant

Vancouver Street Art – Mount Pleasant

Here are a few more murals that I found in East Vancouver. My favourite isn’t either of the brightly coloured murals depicting well-known Vancouver sights. It’s the middle mural which features the moving local statue, “Angel of Victory”. The angel with the fallen soldier ascending to heaven is a moving tribute to those who fought…… Continue reading Vancouver Street Art – Mount Pleasant

Vancouver Street Art – Mount Pleasant

As I promised yesterday, I’m back with a few more murals that I recently found. Do you have a favourite? Comment below. Mine is of the crushed plastic bottle. At first I was annoyed by the parked car, but I think I actually like it being in the shot to give scale to the sprawling…… Continue reading Vancouver Street Art – Mount Pleasant

Paris Street Art – Parvis des 260 Enfants

In the Marais district of Paris, I found what is probably now one of my favourite street art installations that I’ve ever come across. Located in the square known as Parvis des 260 Enfants – the site of a Jewish public school where 260 children were removed during the Vel d’Hiv Roundup before being executed…… Continue reading Paris Street Art – Parvis des 260 Enfants

Paris Street Art – Rue du Prévôt

It’s no secret that Paris is bursting at the seams with galleries, monuments and galleries. There’s always so much to see. Some of my favourite art can be found outside, by way of graffiti – or what I prefer to call street art. I stumbled upon this collection on The du Prévôt, next to the…… Continue reading Paris Street Art – Rue du Prévôt

Spinning Chandelier

Vancouver is home to a new public piece of art work, this time in the form of a massive chandelier hanging under Granville Street Bridge. By massive, I mean it! It’s 26 feet tall and 14 feet wide. It weighs a staggering 7500 pounds, and is adorned with 600 faux crystals made of polyurethane. If…… Continue reading Spinning Chandelier

Contemporary Art Perplexes Me

Offsite is the Vancouver Art Gallery’s cleverly named offsite public exhibition space, featuring temporary installations of contemporary works. Featured artists are said to, “consider the site-specific potential of art within the public realm and respond to the changing social and cultural conditions of our contemporary world.”. Remember when I said the other day that I’m…… Continue reading Contemporary Art Perplexes Me

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 Lumière At English Bay

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 Definitely Dali

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)”.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 First For The Trees