Saturday, December 24, 2011

Art Cabin

Summer vacation found this private cabin in the Octopus Islands of British Columbia. The cabin contains hundreds of pieces of art made of flotsam and jetsam, old boat parts and natural materials. The art is contributed by visiting boaters and is clearly a family affair with the names of the vessels and their crew worked into each piece. Super inspiring.

Thank you to the owners for their generosity in allowing this to happen!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Victoria Strehlau

This year's awesome School's Prize entries from Canada are well represented by Walkerville Collegiate Institute's Victoria Strehlau. There is tons of great art at

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Found this via who got it via mike mills

Mike likes rule 10. We like rule 7.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Colour Codified

Here are some arresting images of colour used to revisit established images.

An accomplished artist and teacher, Renee Van Halm reworked a famous Canadian Painter... check out Knowledge Network's short videos at , and choose the one with the graphic that looks like the top one above.

Next are two cool images from found via Not Canadian nor student work, but just cool. In one of them he analyzed the five most predominant colours from some Van Gogh paintings and presented their predominance in pie charts. Visual Analytics meets art.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

2011 Earth Day Art Contest for BC Students

Here's the cover art for the British Columbia Secondary Schools’
2011 Earth Day Art Show and Competition. This powerful image is uncredited, but it comes from one of the three documents describing the contest... oh, this just in... the artist is Grade Twelver Brooke Thomas. We're not sure which school, but likely in Surrey, BC based on the link...

Your teacher has to register your intention to compete by January 28th, then the art must be delivered in Surrey by March 11th. Your process must be documented and seems to be important for the judging. Since that makes for a big project, may we suggest integrating your research efforts with that of other school assignments?