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15

Feb
2017

In News
Project

By Admin

Winter WHERENESS

On 15, Feb 2017 | In News, Project | By Admin

WHERENESS covered in February snow at Cambie St & 50th

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05

Aug
2016

In Make
News
Place
Project
Space

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‘Whereness’ Installed!

On 05, Aug 2016 | In Make, News, Place, Project, Space | By Admin

WHERENESS, located at Cambie & 50th, Vancouver.  More here.  Happy to announce that the new public artwork ‘Whereness’ was successfully installed at the Cambria site in early August 2016.  Landscaping at base coming soon.

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15

Apr
2015

In Place
Project
Research

By Admin

WHERENESS – erratic movement

On 15, Apr 2015 | In Place, Project, Research | By Admin

Five thousand years ago a huge glacier, a mile thick covered what is now Vancouver, BC.

LFV_Glacier

As this massive ice sheet flowed down the Fraser Valley and across the Lower Mainland, it pushed and crushed mountains of rock in its path.  When the giant ice sheet receded back up into the mountains at the end of the last Ice Age it deposited millions of large boulders in its wake.

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These glacial erratics remain scattered all over Vancouver, usually buried below the city. As Vancouver grows and the land is developed and redeveloped these ancient boulders are exposed by excavation and removed, once again setting them in motion.

CambriaBoulderTransport

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01

Nov
2014

In Inspiration
Place
Research

By Admin

Wikipedia: Cairn

On 01, Nov 2014 | In Inspiration, Place, Research | By Admin

cairn is a man-made pile (or stack) of stones. The word cairn comes from the Scottish Gaeliccàrn (plural càirn).

Inuksuit in northern Canada were markers used for wayfinding and to locate caches of food or other stores.

A cairn to mark a mountain summit in GraubündenSwitzerland.

Cairns are used as trail markers in many parts of the world, in uplands, on moorland, on mountaintops, near waterways and on sea cliffs, as well as in barren deserts and tundra. They vary in size from small stone markers to entire artificial hills, and in complexity from loose conical rock piles to delicately balanced sculptures and elaborate feats of megalithic engineering. Cairns may be painted or otherwise decorated, whether for increased visibility or for religious reasons. An ancient example is the inuksuk (plural inuksuit), used by the InuitInupiatKalaallitYupik, and other peoples of the Arctic region of North America. These structures are found from Alaska to Greenland. This region, above the Arctic Circle, is dominated by the tundra biome and has areas with few natural landmarks.

In modern times, cairns are often erected as landmarks, a use they have had since ancient times; but, since prehistory, they have also been built for a variety of other reasons, such as burial monuments and for defence and hunting, as well as ceremonial, astronomical, and other purposes.

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