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The Log’s Log by Carole Itter, 1972-3

March 9, 2017

The Log’s Log by Carole Itter, 1972-3

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

March 17, 2013

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

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.  

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

March 29, 2011

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

“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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Artists and architects for Sawaya & Moroni

February 5, 2010

Artists and architects for Sawaya & Moroni

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.

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Takashi Iwasaki – embroidery art

May 18, 2009

Takashi Iwasaki – embroidery art

Takashi Iwasaki‘s March show in Vancouver was postponed, so we’re doing our own little show here. Iwasaki, who was born in Japan and studied in both Japan and Canada, also produces paintings and drawings but it’s his embroideries that are particularly interesting, not just because it’s nice to see embroidery being done by a male artist, but also because of their unconventional, non-fussy style – he somehow bends the medium to make embroidery lines appear loosely hand-painted or drawn, so that there’s an interesting disjunction between method and effect.

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Donald Judd’s loft at 101 Spring Street

April 25, 2009

Donald Judd’s loft at 101 Spring Street

This is artist Donald Judd’s loft in Soho, maintained as a museum and open for viewing after recent restorations. It was one of the first artist’s lofts in Soho – not to mention in New York – and is now almost the paradigmatic example of loft living.

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