Sunday, March 29, 2015

Pictures of Hornby



Bob Cain is a Hornby Island resident who takes pictures and maintains a website. The picture above was taken in 1986 and is called "Mushroom Beach," which I believe is in Helliwell Park. The picture below was taken in 1979 at the Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition opening of Hornby Island resident Jerry Pethick, and features Hornby Island residents Darlene and Jeffrey Rubinoff. The painting to the right of Rubinoff's elbow is by non-Hornby Island resident William Featherstone and is called Les Enfants Du Paradee (1979).


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Soap Holders



A soap holder you can find in any bathroom fixtures store. Or one that, while walking on the beach, finds you.


Friday, March 27, 2015

George Sawchuk



While driving to Hornby Island yesterday I passed the Fanny Bay exit sign and thought of the artist George Sawchuk (1927-2012).

Last year the Comox Valley Art Gallery mounted an exhibition of Sawchuk's portables, as well as a selection of his drawings.

Part of the exhibition included an event at Sawchuk's home. Although his Forest Gallery is a highlight, I am also fond of his studio, which his wife, Pat Helps, has faithfully preserved.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"East-West/West-East" (2014)




"… a place within a place..."

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Iceberg and the Monolith




Where the Modern object meets the Romantic gesture.

Monday, March 23, 2015


A small room inside a bay window. A single bed, a table and chair, and a sink. I could manage something larger, with more conveniences, but I could never match the view.

The sink is white, and once, when I woke up in the middle of the night and saw the moonshine on it, I thought it was an iceberg, and I -- The Titanic!