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The Jade Canoe March 12, 2020

The iconic Jade Canoe, designed by Haida artist, Bill Reid, serves as the natural center point of the Vancouver International Airport. ‘The Jade Canoe’ is also widely considered to be Reid’s greatest masterpiece. Nearly 20 feet long, 13 feet high, and 11.5 feet wide, the bronze sculpture weighs over 5 tons. The canoe’s green patina is meant to mimic jade, BC’s official gemstone. Indeed, there is something ‘magical’ about the sculpture, and travelers can often…

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Olafur Eliasson March 4, 2020

Eliasson and Art Installations Danish artist, Olafur Eliasson, is known for his ‘natural elements’ sculptures and art installations. Much of his work incorporates natural elements, such as light, air, and water, and explores the interaction between the artwork and the viewer. Often, the viewer discovers that the ordinary is not so ordinary after all. This ‘interactive’ aspect is one of the essential characteristics of ‘installation art’. In this respect, it’s quite similar to artworks known…

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