This is a view of North Vancouver from Gastown with the Port of Vancouver stevedore cranes in the foreground. The ubiquitous cranes – you see them everywhere in Vancouver – are like dinosaurs flexing across the sky. They make the landscape seem prehistoric.
I added a lot of scaly texture to the sky and made the cranes the only vibrant point of color in the otherwise rain-chromatic landscape of Vancouver. That’s how they are: the brightness and the scale draws the eye towards them from the most faraway points.
Acrylic on linen canvas, 48″ x 60″
Located at: Private Collection