We do not know when we started…

We do not know when we started, we will not know when we will end By Christopher Lacroix Pablo Picasso once said that “Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.” That was the thought that crossed my mind when I first came across the latest Skytrain public art installation at the BroadwayContinue reading “We do not know when we started…”

Lacuna, 2018

Lacuna 2018 by Birthe Piontek, has moved on and yet remains in my memory and in my photo files under Public Art that I have experienced. Over the past months, every time I walked by the Skytrain station at the corner of Broadway and Cambie, I slowed down to see the detail in the photographyContinue reading “Lacuna, 2018”

A Building Transformed

  A building is defined as a structure with a roof and walls.  This simple description holds the complexities of our world. We live, learn, play and work in buildings They are a construct of humanity’s need to seek shelter and safety, a place to call home, raise children, create memories, build community. Schools, stores,Continue reading “A Building Transformed”

We Shape Our Cities

Winston Churchill once said “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”   Every city has a story that encompasses all the memories of the people who lived in their “hometown.” Even in our world where people move from city to city, there is an emotional attachment to a location where we have resided, evenContinue reading “We Shape Our Cities”

Terracotta Warriors: The Grand Banquet & Auction

  The Grand Banquet and Auction was held on the evening of September 27, 2012.  It was a remarkable success. That morning I came to see my Terracotta Warriors together for the first and last time before they were taken to new homes.  The hall was quiet, even serene in anticipation of the evening’s celebration. Continue reading “Terracotta Warriors: The Grand Banquet & Auction”