We rounded the corner on the highway, and crested the hill above Horseshoe Bay on Saturday around 7:30 pm and were faced with this dramatic scene.
Unfortunately, this humble iphone photo doesn’t do the scene justice, and we weren’t able to photograph it until we’d got down into the ferry line up and out to the village – so we lost out on the high vantage point. By that time some of the weird green light behind the mountains, and the edges of pink on the peaks was gone – so I’ll just have to remember that instead.
This cloud blew toward the village and dumped a quick sheet of rain, and by the time we boarded the ferry 30 minutes later, the sky was clear, and the moon and stars were shining.
I answered a few art-related questions as part of Rachael Ashe’s ongoing interview series with artists. My interview is here.
Find all the interviews posted so far, filed on her blog. And she’s got more coming.
Our tree, with our DIY decorations.
From my trip to Mexico City earlier this year – it’s a naked dog. Wearing pants!
Xoloitzcuintli in Condessa, D.F | Holga, Kodak Portra 400
This pretty much sums up the summer here so far:
…to vote. Canada is 100% worth it.
Every summer, our house is on a major evening flight path for the year’s new batch of crows as they head to their evening roost. There are all manner of missing feather configurations in the crowd, but this has got to be the least, and most weirdly feathered example I’ve seen on an aloft bird. Resembling more a bat than a crow, it flies over our back deck every night and keeps up pretty well with the rest of the bunch. I may even have been a bit generous, featherwise, in my rendition above.
She loved climbing on rocks at the beach…
…and wading in mud at the lake.
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Worth a visit:
Ed Pien’s paper installation Tracing Night is currently on (Feb 4-April 11, 2010) at the Museum of Vancouver:
Tracing night is a large room-sized paper and mulitmedia installation that invites you to duck inside its walls and journey into a dream world inspired by Inuit mythology. Closer inspection of the core of the piece reveals tiny drawings, hidden at the end of paper tunnels. The walls billow outward as you make your way into the farthest cavity of the artwork. And most of the time, you have the place all to yourself.
• A more in depth study of Tracing Night on the MOV blog, by Rosemary Poole.
Museum of Vancouver
1100 Chestnut Street
Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9
Tues – Sun 10 am – 5 pm
Thurs 10 am – 8 pm
p.s. the museum is in this building in Vanier Park:
MOV has posted photos (shot by Rachael Ashe) of some of the craft works participants of the DIY @ MOV created. They can be viewed on the MOV website multimedia section.
Ravishing Beasts opens at the Museum of Vancouver on October 22, 2009. The opening party is on October 21, 2009 at 7pm. Tickets are available on the MOV website (members are free!).
There’s more information about Ravishing Beasts on the MOV blog.