Comox & Bidwell
Lots to see in this mural at Main & 10th. Woman zooming bike up stalks of asparagus; dragon boat with drummer; paddleboard with dog; inverted BMX’er; wheelchair wheelie; kid riding trike down a zucchini; a very tall unicycle; giant ladybug; and the dandelion bike wheel factory.
Thanks to Emily Gray, and check out the making-it video HERE (3:32).
Georgia Street, part of the Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite series.
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This stump fountain and mural, utilizing plywood, bitumen and shellac, exposes the threat to biodiversity due to human industrialization, particularly the reliance on fossil fuels. (June 2 to October 10, 2016)
Cambie north of Hastings. Here’s a graffiti-style mural by artist Take5, with lots of care and zig-zaggy intensity. Note the lamps set above it for night-time illumination. One lamp seems to grow out of the person’s forehead, as a part of a VR-like headset or miner’s lamp. Mining for beats, perhaps.
Inexplicably, there is an overturned shopping cart chained to the power pole’s guy wire. If I wasn’t cynical, I’d think it might be a bit of guerilla sculpture (a very urban add-on to the mural). The pylon and “road closed” sign were put there by the crew installing the Cambie bike lane.