Friday, August 14, 2009

Saturday Photo Hunt --- Artificial





ARTIFICIAL


I think we've had this theme before and I used artificial flowers. Today I know these photos are stretching the theme somewhat but these certainly are not real.

Every so often the BC Lions Society for Children for Disabilities has a fund raiser in which they invite sponsors for local artists to decorate one of the same life sized fibreglass moulds and the results are displayed around the city of Vancouver. After a time the artistic pieces are auctioned off to raise funds for their various projects. The first of these public art projects in 2004 was called Orcas in the City and raised over $800,000. This colourful one is still displayed outside the Easter Seal House which is their headquarters.

Orca who Dances with the Aurora Lights
by Jerry Whitehead

In 2006 the project was called Spirit Bears in the City and raised over $1,000,000

Darth Bear by Judson Beaumont

Bear-leve in Magic, by Penny Martin

The current project is Eagles in the City and it's worth while clicking the link to see what the artists have done this time. I think they have really gone all out.


HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE


17 comments:

Luc Reid said...

My first thought when I saw these pictures (apart from just a general enthusiasm about their niftyness) was that I wished I lived in a city where art like that went up. Then I thought for half a second and realized that I do (Burlington, Vermont). As a matter of fact, I think I just missed the annual Art Walk, because I occupy myself with too many things to be able to get to events. Montpelier, Vermont, where I work, has an annual public bicycle sculpture event. I think my favorite is the cluster of towering unicycles outside the state house.

I enjoyed the pictures; keep 'em coming!

CRIZ LAI said...

Those may look artificial but they are indeed great work! I love that Darth Vader one most Jams. :)

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

CherryPie said...

A good one for the theme, you were right the eagles were well worth a look :-)

Carver said...

What a great fundraiser and I love the shots you included for this theme. Happy weekend.

Photo Cache said...

great project and wonderful images. perfect for hte theme.

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely. Have a nice weekend JMB.

candi said...

What a great idea for a great cause! The art is so beautiful! And nice take on the theme!

Happy weekend!

SASSY MOM said...

Lovely take for this week's theme.
Happy weekend!

YTSL said...

Hi JMB --

The orca looks like a dolphin but is very cool otherwise. Love the bears! :D

Mar said...

Wonderful project! love your shots for the theme, the orca is beautiful and so is its name, too!
Happy weekend :)

TeacherJulie said...

Darth bear is so cute! :) What a wonderful project!

My PH:
http://teacherjulie.com/2009/08/15/gasp-a-giant-lion/

EastCoastLife said...

I love the bears, especially Darth Bear!
Happy weekend!

PearL said...

now that's a creative take...i love them all!..

Have a wonderful weekend!

Pearl @ VU

jams o donnell said...

I love that Orca! Brilliant!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

A good initiative . I like the dolphin balloon best.

Liz said...

This sort of thing adds such colour and life to a city too. Love them all.

stev4n said...

It will not be easy creating that many fibreglass moulds