I want the entire team of artist that participated in this charity event to know I think you all did a fabulous job! I admire your tenacity and creativity during this event! It was certainly never my intention to offend anyone with my silly curious remarks!
Yesterday I went down to Granville Island to support my talented Artists friends Joanna and Nicci who were painting Garbage Cans for an annual Charity event! The cans were judged for prizes then auctioned off, the money goes to childrens hospital for art supplies! Art therapy is often more important than many realize!
Most of my friends will recognize Nicci's Girlz as she calls them! I would love to own this can, these bright colors speak to me!
You can visit Nicci at her Brushed with Magic website, where she also has a blog!Nicci has been a busy little artist as of late, with commission work she's picked up after being on the show "Thats Clever!"
Nicci putting on the finishing touches of her can!
Joanna is facilitating local art projects and also runs healing workshops. You can visit her website at " Art and Soul Concepts"
Joanna teaches healing with Labyrinths!
Laura Gibson, an accomplished artist also won with her Garbage Can! As you can see her unique style caught the attention of the judges! You can find more of Lauras fun art at her website here!
The back of Laura's Can
This one is called the "Bush of Life" and it's done by the kids with eating disorders in Childrens Hospital! These are the kids who will benefit from this Charity!
If I'm correct this Artist was trying to say each person can make a difference. Although it's a wonderful concept, there's a bit of an oxymoron going on here! It's going to be a dirty world if we can't use the can! I'm wondering what the heck they're going to do with a squished trash can! Any ideas? I hate waste.... !!!
This Rocket was the grand Prize winner! I think it speaks for itself. Since we can't actually use it down here on earth because the garbage would dump right out of it, I guess we need to fly our Garbage to the moon Alice!!! On a closer look it's Sam Sullivan the Vancouver mayor they want to send to the moon!!!
Carousel, very complex for a four hour project!
Okay here is a bride and groom. Does he think weddings are just garbage? I have to agree it's a huge expense for a one day ceremony that has only a fifty percent survival rate!
An update Oct 3/2007 this can " Wedding" was intended to pay homage to hope and romance, and used at a wedding shower to house the wrapping paper.Very inventive idea! I think my marriage bias may have trickled into my statement, for this I deeply apologize. As a romantic at heart, I can appreciate the love and optimism that went into this piece!
Now this is a GREAT political statement! Very well done! Vancouver has had an on going garbage strike since the begining of summer! Of course the Rats are thrilled, contented, full and ready to get it on! Not exactly good publicity for the city of Ratcouver! Albeit quite hilarious! Let's spend millions getting ready for 2010, hell who cares about a rat or fifty! Pretty darn cute rats dancin around!
Okay this can would match my Magenta living room. Would I have it there!!!Hmmm I don't think so! However it is beautifully done in foam, and a prize winner! Again too pretty for waste!
This simple black on blue is kind of cool, and could be useful! It would look nice with the right shoes, I mean, house!
This is my kind of color goin on! Can you imagine a world of garbage cans like this? I CAN!!!
Again a very useful can! I think there should be an on going project around town to Paint the cans! Great advertizement for Artists, while Glamming up the city!