Monday, February 1, 2010

flower power



On Saturday, we ventured to the Vancouver Art Gallery to escape the wet weather, and of course, try and bump up our cultural content for the weekend. One of the most beautiful and impressive pieces we saw that day was artist Michael Lin's installation on the exterior of the gallery titled A Modest Veil... it is huge and a sight not to be missed!! Three large hand-painted, yes... that's right, hand-painted murals cover the building's facade (I only managed to squeeze in two of the panels into the first photo, they are that gigantic). The pattern is based on traditional Taiwanese textiles. Venture downtown Vancouver if you haven't seen it yet... it will be up until May 2010.

28 comments:

SuZeFashion said...

All I can say is "wow"! Those are so beautiful and so amazing! I can only imagine what it must have been like to see them in person.

Christie Cottage said...

These are awesome! They remind me of Wavery fabric!

CinnamonAndSass said...

Oh my god! That is amazing!

Moonangelnay said...

goodness! that's incredible! what a contrast that would have been to the building around it too in reality! thanks for posting the pictures :)

A Beautiful Party said...

wow! these are fabulous. wish i lived closer to vancouver... ( :

Indy Grrrl said...

Amazing work! I love it.

CarzooCritters said...

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Tara said...

ooh - thanks for sharing!

Leah@storybookranch said...

wow! what a perfect SPLASH to brighten up these short winter days.

John Toft Basketry said...

We loved the Gallery when we visited Vancouver last year. The resraurant and the roof top eating too.

Chrissy P. said...

Beautiful!! Wish I was closer to see them in person!

LuliBags said...

They look amazing. They remind me of Cath Kidston's style.

Marilyn (Pulp Sushi) said...

That is stunning! I can only imagine how amazing it looks in person.

Aloquin said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing :)

the Lost Earring said...

How beautiful! I can't believe they were hand painted! Holy cow, that must've taken some time. Thanks for sharing--my sweets got his passport not long ago so we may venture northward in the coming months :)

Mary said...

just gorgeous! thanks for sharing them.

Tessa said...

So, so cool!!

Mary Hanks said...

Oh, I love it! Thanks for sharing. Incredible!

ambette said...

That bright colour looks so great contrasting against the plain grey of the building!

Pattie said...

That is outrageous, but very cool! Wish I could go see it. It must have taken forever to make.

ColeAndJosephine said...

How I would love to be an aclaimed artist with minions to execute my grandiose visions... I need some interns

Etsy Studios said...

Wow-so vibrant and beautiful

californiablue said...

Spring is definitely in the air! Looks like an amazing exhibit. Thanks for sharing.

playswithclay said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Why can't all buildings dress themselves up?

jen said...

that's amazing! I can't believe they're hand painted!

Nina said...

wow!

Shara said...

Oh my! This is AMAZING! Your pictures are brilliant and I wish I could have seen it in real life too :-)
I'm really enjoying your blog and happy that I stumbled across it this afternoon :-)

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

Woah! That is intense!