Water based printing ink
May 22nd, 2011
15.24cm x 20.32cm
There are some architecture gems in Vancouver, but you do have to go looking for them. If you’re a local, you’ve probably heard people complain about how ugly the skyline or the buildings are here. On the flip side, I’ve heard tourists from Europe talk about how modern our city looks with our new buildings and clean concrete. I’m not sure if I’m ready to give our ridiculously expensive and oddly timed crown-like renovations to BC Place stadium the stamp of beauty approval, but you’ve got to admit that the latest addition to the city’s horizon sure is interesting.
I’m always on the look out for neat looking buildings when I walk the city and snatch up any opportunity to take guided architecture walks when they pop up (thank you VPSN). It only seemed right when I decided to try my hand at lino-block printing that I would start with my favourite Vancouver icon; the Central Public Library. From there, I tried my hand at another 2 classic buildings from Vancouver’s history, the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) & the Sun Tower (which my partner and I often call the boobies building).
Naturally, the Sun Tower is the print that is the most popular (sex sells!).