Terracotta Warriors: Year of the Dragon

We are living in the Year of the Dragon which promises good fortune, wealth, prosperity and longevity. The Dragon was the symbol of imperial power. The throne of China’s emperors, from the days of Qin Shi Huangdi until the death of Empress Dowager Cixi, was known as the Dragon Throne. Of the twelve animals featuredContinue reading “Terracotta Warriors: Year of the Dragon”

Terracotta Warriors: Past and Present

The past and present are separated by time, but have the same advantage of certainty. The future has no parallel – it is unknown.  Still, the future is forged in the present, guided by our past in ways that we may not fully understand. The future becomes our present as we move along time. PerhapsContinue reading “Terracotta Warriors: Past and Present”

Terracotta Warriors: Tlingit Warrior

Tlingit Warrior by Una-Ann Moyer celebrates cultural influences. The Tlingit people were indigenous to the Pacific Northwest Coast of America. They call themselves Lingit – People of the Tides.  They have a rich and dynamic heritage that respects family traditions and honours oral history. The Tlingit society is a matrilineal society that is divided intoContinue reading “Terracotta Warriors: Tlingit Warrior”

Arthur Erickson’s Canada House – His Last Gift to Vancouver

Arthur Erickson died in 2009 but his creativity and brilliance lives on in his last and final legacy – Canada House in Olympic Village. A passionate advocate of cultural awareness, Arthur Erickson’s architectural designs have a fresh appeal and generous acceptance of the world in which we live. He believed in community and inspired aContinue reading “Arthur Erickson’s Canada House – His Last Gift to Vancouver”