Density is a contentious topic in Vancouver. The population is growing. There’s a housing crisis. The city appears in both the world’s “Most Liveable” and “Most Unaffordable” lists. Vancouver’s postcard beauty and “super natural” setting attracts growth but also limits it. As the cranes multiply along the skyline, Vancouver’s natural setting will be forced to change.
Culture will always determine how we see nature but nature doesn’t change as swiftly as neighborhood culture does. Maybe that’s a good thing.
Update: This image is what I submitted for the March 24, 2017 9th Annual CARDED! show at Hot Art Wet City in Vancouver, BC. The accompanying quote is by Philip K. Dick: “It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.”
Sadly, the show’s venue is closing March 31, 2017, due to (among many other reasons) unaffordability. Affordability and community sustainability was kinda a big theme in my Inhabit the Contradiction series. And so it goes.
Acrylic on canvas, 8″x 10″
Located at: Office of George Heyman, MLA