Found Art

Walking the islands of British Columbia, you often come upon found art.   Art left behind.  

On a bench across from Beacon Hill Park in Victoria, this frozen, popsicle person was melting in the sun.  

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Bird lovers build birdhouses,

like this tree house, on the water, in Port Renfrew…

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…and this bungalow in a backyard jungle in Victoria.

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On a coastel trail on Galiano Island you’re delighted to come upon this gracious gift from a local artist…a wood deer, nibbling.

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There’s also art in nature, created by nature.

In the sandstone formations along Galiano’s coast, I saw this monk walking, head down, holy book in hand.

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Along the harbor in Victoria is a work of art with great intent.

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The multi-colored, beached, boat sculpture, bears the name of its creator: Rich Rico, who crafted his own coastal fantasy.

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And if you happen to find Rico on-board, he will tout his other creation, a coin counter nonpareil.

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There’s art to be found in more traditional construction, as reflected in these houses in Fulford Harbor, on Saltspring Island.

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At first glance the house below…earned another glance.  What exactly was the scale here?

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 Perhaps a Hobbit house.

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Save time for this tree stump in Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park.

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At the intersection of art and commerce, there’s the Morningside Cafe on Saltspring Island.

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Where you enter a little jewel of wood, stone, and light.

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There’s art to be found on the buildings of Victoria’s historic downtown…  

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…on the sidewalks…

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…and in shop windows.

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But shopping can be exhausting.

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So best retreat to the beach where, once again, art just drifts ashore. 

 In the eye of the beholder…

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(See also: Driftwood Diary)

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3 comments

  1. LisaR @ Who Stole My Baby? · April 13, 2013

    Wow, that must be such an interesting place to live. The only thing close to art we have in Colorado Springs is a statue of a guy on a horse in the middle of a busy intersection. Art, yes, but also pretty dangerous.

    • iShorr · April 14, 2013

      Yes we have a region full of artists–and thus comes expression. Hopefully your art community will also spring forth at some point.

  2. lancish · April 19, 2013

    What a lovely varied and engaging journey you arranged for us through your milieu!
    You just left out one further form of wonderful art: your great photography!

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