Thursday, August 29, 2013

Revelations of the Third Eye

The artist of this particular piece of 'urban art' a.k.a. graffiti has a particularly recognizable style. I saw a very similar one on the wall of the Wildfire Cafe a few weeks earlier. This one was somewhat out of sight, overlooking a small hidden parking lot off a main downtown street.

Aside from the eye-catching colours and shapes, the message is clear -- more or less -- which can't be said about a lot of the pointless stuff I see spray painted on city surfaces.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Mayne Island

Mt Baker viewed from Mayne Island...
Mt Baker, seen from Mayne Island...
The Gulf Islands are a collection of smaller islands off the southern east coast of the larger Vancouver Island. They are known for their rural charm and tend to attract artistic back-to-nature types. Some of them are bedroom communities for Victoria except that the commute to work involves taking a ferry.

My favourite of these islands is Mayne Island. This view of Mt Baker in Washington State is taken from the Bennett Bay beach on the east side of the island. The point of land on the right is Georgeson Island. The point of land on the left is part of the Gulf Island National Park Reserve.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Astronauts


Just sayin'...

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sculpted in sand

A pained-looking sand sculpture at Parksville beach on Vancouver Island...

The Parksville Sand Sculpting Competition & Exhibition typically runs from mid-July to mid-August. In the past, it was a long weekend event that was spread out over the whole of the Parksville main beach. Unfortunately, a riot in 1997 by a crowd of young people idiots put an end to it and it was cancelled for several years. It was eventually revived in a more controlled format and is hugely popular with tourists and locals alike.

Sand sculpture pays tribute to author Hans Christian Anderson...



Friday, August 2, 2013

Attack of the Martian PotatoHeads

Humpty Dumpty sculpted in sand at Parksville, BC...

A little Photoshop fun...

The flying saucers are courtesy of http://rendermojo.deviantart.com/art/Flying-Saucer-150348163.

PotatoHead is actually Humpty Dumpty, one of the sand sculptures currently at Parksville's Sand Sculpture competition.

Detailed sand sculptures on display at Parksville, BC...