Look out Iowa, here I come! I have been asked to jury a student exhibition over at Grinnell College, I look forward to meeting all you Iowans. Enjoy your weekend everyone!
It appears we have a mystery on our hands!
Last week my friend Shinead and I came across all these beautiful piles of plaster letters laid out on the boardwalk on Granville Island. We waited around for awhile hoping someone would come along and explain what they were for. Shinead noticed a whole pile of O’s and we thought it would be fun to quickly shoot an image for the header of the site. Eventually a girl came along and asked if we had removed the letters from the hill around the corner. We hadn’t. She informed us that they were part of an art project by a student at Emily Carr University but didn’t know much else about them. We waited for a little bit longer and then left.
Yesterday I received an email from Shannon McCubbin expressing her surprise to see her letters being used as our new header graphic! She attached the following image of her installation on the hill:
Sadly, Shannon informed me that the letters have all gone missing! They were quite expensive to produce and she is trying to track them down. I’m sure someone grabbed them thinking they were free. I was tempted to take a letter when I came across the piles too, but then I remembered I’m not a THIEF (haha sorry). But seriously, if you are the person who took the letters I’m sure Shannon won’t be mad, she just wants them back!
Email Shannon any info, an apology, or a word of encouragement here.
Everyone in Vancouver is partying right now! I love it! Team Canada dominated Norway 8-0 (sorry Norway) and we took to the streets!
*editors note: this was filmed after more than a couple beaver lagers
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I thought I’d extend my summer a little bit and head to Hawaii for the week. My friend Jasper has been taking our crew around to a bunch of fun spots. You can only jump off this rock when the tide is high enough, so we waited until someone else went first (my feet still touched the bottom).
Be home soon.
My family has been hitting the same lake for 20+ years now and I spent the last few days there. It was as beautiful as ever! Any of you that are currently self-employed, make sure you allow yourself some time off! It’s important! Also, there is no better creative inspiration than good old mother nature!
I promise I won’t flood the site with my vacation photos! That’s it, back to work.