Posts Tagged ‘artist’

The Log’s Log by Carole Itter, 1972-3

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Fittingly this book arrived in the mail on Iternational Women’s Day. I’ve always wanted a copy of it. Only 1000 were printed so I was surprised I could get one.

The book is documentation of an extended artwork by Vancouver artist Carole Itter in which she found a yellow cedar log on the beach in BC, cut it in pieces, put handles on each segment, wrapped them in canvas and took the entire log with her as baggage to Nova Scotia via the Canadian National railway.

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Artist George Norris (1928-2013), creator of Vancouver’s popular giant steel crab sculpture

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

George Norris, the artist who made what is arguably Vancouver’s most famous piece of public art—a giant steel crab in front of the Vancouver Museum and Planetarium—has died in Victoria.  It’s odd that so few know Norris’s name, considering the crab’s popularity, how prolific he was in his career, and his long art teaching career in Vancouver and Banff.

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NYC haiku traffic signs

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

New York City’s Dept of Transportation commissioned artist James Morse to produce these lateral, funny, thought-provoking haiku signs. They are designed to alert pedestrians, cyclists and drivers to the unexpected on the road. Beautiful, genius, and amusing. Morse was already known for his guerrilla haikus installed in urban public space. Can’t believe he’s called Morse.

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Application to the City of Vancouver to develop an abysmal chasm for purposes of facilitating public reverie

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

“Application to the City of Vancouver to develop an abysmal chasm for purposes of facilitating public reverie, contemplation and longing.” Makes me laugh every time I look at it. By my friend & Vancouver artist Aaron Carpenter.

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Vancouverites, Sarah Gee exhibit opens July 9

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

My design partner, the artist Sarah Gee, is having an opening on Friday, July 9, for a 2-day solo exhibition at the beautiful studio of designer and TV person Brad Gough. Come by if you’re in Vancouver, especially if you didn’t have the fortitude to line up to buy her work at the Cheaper Show.

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Artists and architects for Sawaya & Moroni

Friday, February 5th, 2010

The Italian design firm Sawaya & Moroni often commissions new furniture pieces by guest designers who are primarily artists or architects. Many design firms follow this strategy, but for some reason most of the really original design commissions come out of Sawaya & Moroni. I’m not sure why. I’m not a fan of all their work (especially the Zaha Hadid benches), but they take chances.

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