This awesome snake sculpture is 40 feet long and made of green willow and other organic materials. It resides next to the Jade Water Pavillion in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver, British Columbia and will be on display until the end of April 2013.
“As part of the Eco-Arts program at the Community Arts Council Vancouver (CACV), this snake is created by community members with the guidance and vision of Alastair Heseltine to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Alastair Heseltine is a prominent Hornby Island artist who has worked extensively with environmental mixed media. The green willow usually sprouts around April, so the snake will become truly a living object and achieve a whole different look in the spring!”
[via the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden Society of Vancouver]
(Second photo taken by Arlen Redekop via The Province)
Canada brings art to their coinage—and not 18th century architecture or wigged white guys with wooden teeth art… “Gary Taxali brings joy to the Royal Canadian Mint’s 2012 celebratory coin series”. via nparts:
Beavers, moose and maple leaves — these are the markers on our national currency that we’ve come to know and associate with our country’s identity. Gary Taxali will change that.
Late 19th century scene in Montreal, Canada—the water used to put out a fire turned to ice in the process… via skinned-teen:
When water was used to put out a burning building in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in the late 19th century, the air temperature was so cold that the water quickly turned to ice.
In Pictures: Michelle DuBarry, Toronto’s oldest drag queen via nationalpost:
Michelle DuBarry, the oldest of Toronto’s legendary drag queens, celebrated her 80th birthday — or “Double 40,” as she says — last week. Toronto’s gay community marked the milestone with a gala and a tribute show at George’s Play on Church Street. DuBarry, born as Russell Alldread, still makes her rounds of the Village and shares stories from when she was with The Great Imposters, a traveling drag queen troupe. (Photo: Kara Dillon for National Post)