17.07.10 by Jeff

Little Drifters

Introducing “Little Drifters”, our new project with The Vancouver Sun!

booooooom little drifters vancouver sun project

This project is open to people of all ages, students, lawyers, professional craft boat designers, “totally unartistic people”, bass-guitarists, wizards, cat-people, anyone who likes to have fun!

Here’s what you gotta do:

1. Gather some pieces of driftwood, twigs, leaves, berries, dandelions, pine cones, feathers, pretty much anything that can be considered “natural.” (No plastic, metal, or paper, etc.)

2. Build a little boat using only these natural materials!

3. Bring your boat and a camera to Trout Lake Park next Saturday, at 1 p.m. We’ll gather near the large dock at the north end of the lake off East 14th Ave near Victoria Dr.

4. Stick your boat in the water, give it a little push and snap a photo of it. We want photos of your creation floating in water!

5. Leave your boat in the water and go introduce yourself to other people who have also made boats. You might even choose to bring a picnic and make an afternoon of it. (I will be!)

6. E-mail your photo to: submit@booooooom.com with “Little Drifters” in the subject line. Look for it to appear in the Arts & Life section of The Vancouver Sun newspaper and of course there will be a gallery here!

7. We will award a prize for the best Little Drifter photo submitted!

IMPORTANT: This project is open to ANYONE, if you don’t live close to Vancouver and can’t meet up with us that’s OKAY! Find any body of water and take your photo there! Maybe you can organize a little picnic at a local park of your own! That would be amazing! Snap a photo of your “Little Drifter” and send it in along with the name of your city and the name of the park, pond, lake, whatever.

The deadline to email in your photos is Monday July 26th.

booooooom little drifters vancouver sun project

I want to give full credit to Lenny, whose creations were a big inspiration for this project! View his work here. He also had a little tip: “masts and sails don’t make them go faster, it just means you can see them for longer as they drift away.” Thanks again Lenny!

Pooh Sticks by Lenny boats

Pooh Sticks by Lenny boats

Pooh Sticks by Lenny boats

Pooh Sticks by Lenny boats

Pooh Sticks by Lenny boats

Pooh Sticks by Lenny boats

Pooh Sticks by Lenny boats













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.







24.07.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Val Britton

A selection of recent work by artist Val Britton (previously featured here). See more images below, courtesy of the artist and Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco.

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24.07.17 by Staff

“The Omega Project” by Rone

Rone continues his exploration of doomed and abandoned spaces with his latest immersive exhibition. “The Omega Project” sees the Melbourne-based artist setting up shop in a condemned suburban cottage in his hometown. Granted access and free rein before it’s torn down, Rone has filled the early 1900s weatherboard house with his signature ‘Jane Doe’ portraits. He also teamed up with interior stylist, Carly Spooner, to recreate the archetypal interiors, furthering the jarring mix of beauty and destruction particular to the experience of street art. As Rone explains:

“The concept of creating something beautiful within the context of decay and decline is central to the experience of any street artist. As is the idea that whatever you create might be gone the next day. For the artist, street art is all about embracing that transience and impermanence. And for the audience, it’s about seeing it (and taking photos of it) while you can”

Click here to check out the incredible 3D tour created by Phoria as well as more images and video below. While the exhibition starts July 22 and runs until the end of the month, the exact location will only be disclosed via email tomorrow morning to those who RSVP!

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21.07.17 by Jeff

The Booooooom Creative Job Board

Booooooom art design jobs

If you’re a creative looking for work, or a company looking to hire, we are excited to announce our very own creative job board: Booooooom Jobs. Graphic design jobs, curatorial positions in galleries, freelance animation gigs, a wide variety of opportunities to work in a creative field!

A couple of examples: Our friends at Society6 are looking for a Creative Director, and Skillshare has an opening for a Content Producer.

To start, we’re focusing on three cities (New York, Los Angeles, and Vancouver) and will also be posting remote jobs (for those of you who prefer to work from home). All job postings are free for the rest of the month if you use the PROMO CODE: ‘friends’.

Check it out: jobs.booooooom.com

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