Wednesday, February 17, 2010

art of craft at the olympiad





Huh?... crafts at the Olympics? Oh yes.... and I don't mean ski pole cozies either. There's a cool exhibition going on at the Museum of Vancouver called the Art of Craft as part of the Cultural Olympiad. We had a chance to check it out last week... and here are some detail shots of some of the works we saw at the show (there are over 170 works from all over Canada as well as Korea). Seeing all these beautiful pieces makes me wish I had a huge home and limitless supply of funds so that I can have them decorating my house... ahhhh, to dream.

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29 comments:

our little love nest said...

I love Vancouver!! Every post is making me more and more homesick....aack.

T @ Poppy Place said...

These are amazing pieces, Love the sculptures :)

I bet it is really busy in Vancouver right now, hope all those tourists are behaving themsleves :) T.

Christie Cottage said...

Awesome stuff! The jars remind me when people used to set clear bottles in their landing windows with food coloring mixed with water.


Have a great day and keep up the virtual experience for us :-)

31 everything said...

I'm impressed :) Lovely art.

Kelley said...

I love the last photo, a modern interpretation of a paper snowflake. Very original!

Almost Precious said...

I'm in love with those gorgeous bent wood light fixtures, guess all I need is a 6 storied entryway to hang one in...but they are just fantastic. Is the last photo some type of paper art ? It is truly spectacular.

You've done an amazing job in photographing them.

senioritis said...

looks like a cool exhibit, would be nice if nbc included some of this in their olympic coverage. we love snowboarding but can only watch so much figure skating ;)

Southern Belle said...

Lovely shots.

benconservato said...

oh! I love the textures and shadows, all very inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

Lauren Davis said...

The paper planes are my fave. I love crafty art installations that play around with light and shadows.

Purple Deer said...

The paper plans are pretty magical...Can you imagine if the had a real craft Olympics..."Who can knit a 5 yard scarf the fastest?! 123 GOO!!!" I would soooo watch that.

customdesigns4ubynan said...

wow, beautiful pieces. Intriguing designs. I really like the wood hanging structure, whatever it is.

Giftbearer said...

I love those wooden light shades!

Gallery32 said...

I would love to see that second wooden sculpture in person. It looks amazing :)

Annette said...

Really incredible pieces. I love the wooden lights. I wouldn't have thought there would be an exhibit like this.

Dyche Designs said...

Art like this is always so inspirational.

betsy and iya said...

I love Vancouver and I haven't even been there yet!! thanks for all of the tips. (any areas not to be missed??)

Jenni said...

thanks for sharing, I didn't realize there would be art & craft expositions along with the sporting events! Very cool! Wish I had a big house w/ lots o cash too...;)

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

So many great colors and designs!
How great to see it in person!

Chandrika Shubham said...

Beautiful pics! :)

Lori said...

the photos are absolutely gorgeous! hubby could watch ice skating, I'd go to the museum. :)

the Lost Earring said...

How cool! I really like those colorful glass pieces :) Also, the airplanes and the shadows they cast, neat! I used to have an intricate butterfly mobile when I was little and it would leave me mesmerized.

SleightGirl said...

Oooh! I just love that wooden sculpture in the second pic...so cool!

CinnamonAndSass said...

I love that quilt piece! If I had a sewing machine and two less jobs I would spend my time making "modern" quilts like that!

Mattamorphis said...

I need the glass light table in my life.

gorgeous!

41park said...

Awesome photos! That is so cool...

Julia Mark said...

I love this pictures! Wish I was there to visit the show!

juditsd said...

vancouver is one of my fav city!:) I wish I could be there now:)great post!

Robert W. Leonard said...

Man, that is some fantastic art work. You always venture out to these places. I should take a lesson in that. That means more trips to museums and art exhibits! There are some great ones here in Fort Worth.