Thursday, 15 October 2015

On the road...

...to Castlegar yesterday, we found an autumn cornucopia of texture and colour.



We were heading to this Kootenay city for two reasons.  First was to change out some work at the Kootenay Art Gallery and the second was to view the Sixth Annual Castlegar Sculpturewalk, another texture/colour feast for the eyes.

The King of Spades by Heather Wall of Powell River, BC

Gangsta Raven by Dave Dando of Nelson, BC

V Formation by Nathan Smith of Nelson, BC

Sympatico by Pokey Park of  Arizona, USA

Serengeti by Lawrence Starch of Colorado USA

Beaver by Dale Lewis of Minnesota, USA

Beaver, detail

Focus by Osamede Obazee of California, USA

Notes of Nelson by Teyana Neufeld, Nelson, BC
Normally, when I head out on an art date, it's with my artist friends but this trip was shared with my husband John, a history buff.  That meant a trip to the Castlegar CPR Museum was in order.  John, trouble-maker extraordinaire, wound up in the jail there...please, don't ask for details.


Apart from the bail money lost it was a great day, and one of those perfect artist dates to tickle the muse.  I'm wondering now where I can find 11,000 three-inch rusted nails to create my own sculpture.

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  1. Amazing scenery and sculpture trail! Was the jail part of the museum? In Britain they do mock trials sometimes. I've never been, but it must be so interesting! Was John the victim of a mock trial?

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    1. Yes, the jail was part of the museum - an amazing thing to see where John could have ended up were it not for the love of a good woman. No trial involved, except maybe in my head. :D

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  2. Lovely photo essay. I love the King of Spades, the zebra and of course the beaver. Ido t knowwvereany key would get THAT many rusty nails. You certainly won't be getting them with that garbage tust powder I bpught some where! But hey, we dint try iron a new nail, did we?
    By the way John LOOKS GUILTY!

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    1. I doubt I'll find that many nails anywhere soon, but it's got my brain picking over. That rust stuff you brought here to try was a dud, but perhaps if you try it on a new nail..... And John does the guilty look very well, doesn't he?

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  3. some fabulous sculptures - thanks for sharing Win

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    1. They're really amazing, aren't they? I think Castlegar is really on to something with this endeavour.

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    1. Me too, Karenliz - just makes me grin!

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    1. I agree, Eileen - it was a fabulous thing to see them all.

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  6. Fantastic photos and art.. thank you for sharing!

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    1. Delighted, Susi - love the whole sculpture walk, and it was a perfect day.

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  7. Oh my Win!! Poor John!!
    At first I thought it much be for fun with the photo, but the bail money comment- well...oh dear!! okay, I won't ask!
    Now, back to the rest of your post, what very cool pieces of art! I am with you about those rust nails- that Beaver is inspiring!! what a wonderful show of creativeness you have shared with us!
    Glad to hear the day wasn't a total bummer! hugs,Jackie

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    1. :D John has a knack for looking guilty, doesn't he? I suspect it's because he's a self-confessed brat. We did had fun in the museum jailhouse, though, and the rest of the day was stellar as well. Such amazing sculptures! xo

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  8. Beautiful photos ! I hope you are joking about your husband :) Cheers, xx

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    1. Definitely joking, but with John you never know what he'll get up to! :D xo

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  9. These sculptures are just amazing, especially the beaver! I hope that John has recovered from his ordeal.....

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    1. Definitely, Laura - and John is totally recovered, although with that look on his face, he certainly seems to fit there, doesn't he?

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