Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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.

On the table lies a postcard of the entrance to Stanley Park. From the look of the cars I would say that the photo (by Rolly Ford) was taken in the early 1970s.

I like the composition: a big "S" where the road goes; a dark blue (tinted?) Lost Lagoon to the west and the Rowing Club to the east. Above a band of trees (the leaves on the deciduous trees are turning), a snowless Grouse Mountain, followed by a light blue (October?) sky.

Not sure who to send this to, if anyone. I started to write something on the back -- how the bottom-right-hand corner is now taken up with a Rodney Graham sculpture -- so that will have bearing on who gets it. Thought about sending it to artists Hadley + Maxwell, as a reminder of the city they no longer live in, but that city is gone too.

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