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Photos I snapped and never cared about but now think are neat.
BC Children’s Hospital, including Sunny Hill Health Centre, delivers child and youth health and rehabilitation services and is the province’s major treatment, teaching and research facility for child health, with over 200,000 children cared for on an annual basis. Cotton Candy now resides permanently at the BC Children’s Hospital and I am honored to be placed in such a special location. My gratitude also goes out to all of the paramedics, nurses, doctors, volunteers and everyone working in administration at the BC Children’s Hospital.
A special thanks to Rebeca and Nancy from Donor Relations at the BCCH.
How To Read the Paintings
The two inch line in the center is a clean separation as to how to read the column. There are three slots and only two spheres above this line, and each sphere can be counted as “5”. If both spheres are raised, the number is “0” for that column ,
The bottom half of the separation can be explained as follows: there are five slots but only four spheres. Each of the spheres represent “1”. All four spheres pushed up would represent “4” or if only two are pushed up, this will represent the number “2”.
One must take into account the top and bottom to arrive at the correct figure for the column.
The abacus final number is read from right to left and follows traditional math placement theory…and is as follows, “ones”, “tens”, “hundreds”, “thousands” and so forth…
Here, I have blotted the empty slots to highlight the spheres. When the solid colour is consistent, that indicates it is a positive sphere. When the space is a negative slot, I paint in non-repeating, abstract forms and colours.
True North at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport
My latest body of work entitled True North is currently being featured in the Atrium at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel.
True North is comprised of four abstract paintings that have been inspired by abacus computations.
Paintings No.1 and No. 2 depict the geographical coordinates of Vancouver, (49 degrees North by123 degrees West)
Painting No.3 represents the year in which the installation was created (2015) and the fourth and final piece of the series represents the annual number of landings and takeoffs at Vancouver International Airport (312,228).
Symmetry Lighting Art Show
The ambitious lighting professionals at Symmetry Lighting have always been dedicated to providing their clients with creative, and effective lighting solutions. With some of the most honest LEDs on the market galleries and show rooms have relied on their expertise for the best viewing experience related to fine art. I had the honour to be part of their latest event which show cased their innovative products to the art world along side some of Canada’s leading artists such a Gordon Smith and Carla Tak.