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.
Bird lovers build birdhouses,
like this tree house, on the water, in Port Renfrew…
…and this bungalow in a backyard jungle in Victoria.
On a coastel trail on Galiano Island you’re delighted to come upon this gracious gift from a local artist…a wood deer, nibbling.
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.
Along the harbor in Victoria is a work of art with great intent.
The multi-colored, beached, boat sculpture, bears the name of its creator: Rich Rico, who crafted his own coastal fantasy.
And if you happen to find Rico on-board, he will tout his other creation, a coin counter nonpareil.
There’s art to be found in more traditional construction, as reflected in these houses in Fulford Harbor, on Saltspring Island.
At first glance the house below…earned another glance. What exactly was the scale here?
Perhaps a Hobbit house.
Save time for this tree stump in Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park.
At the intersection of art and commerce, there’s the Morningside Cafe on Saltspring Island.
Where you enter a little jewel of wood, stone, and light.
There’s art to be found on the buildings of Victoria’s historic downtown…
…on the sidewalks…
…and in shop windows.
But shopping can be exhausting.
So best retreat to the beach where, once again, art just drifts ashore.
In the eye of the beholder…
(See also: Driftwood Diary)