Archive for the ‘Two Toads in Wonderland’ Category

Some experiences leave an indelible mark, one that you carry with you through the years.  We’re heading back to George Sawchuk’s Wacky Woods in our running photoblog series “Two Toads in Wonderland” where we found a treasure-trove of pieces of interpretive art on display deep in the forests of Vancouver Island. Many of the pieces […]

Art is highly subjective, what is beautiful to one person may not be so to someone else.  Techniques, methods and meanings maybe controversial or obvious to some, yet not to others.  There are as many opinions out there on a particular piece as there are art lovers.  This is one of the things that makes […]

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, they always say.  In this case, eating this particular apple could also have the unintended side effect of a visit to a dentist.  Not exactly what you’d expect from your fruit, now, is it? We’re heading back into the woods today to continue our adventure together exploring […]

You just never know what to expect around the next corner.  The creed “sometimes art imitates life” comes to mind as we take in the various pieces on display and try to understand their deeper meaning.  Some are obvious, some are much less so.  But at the end of the day, the entire collection is […]

Wandering deep in the Wacky Woods, the sense of wonder began to take second seat to a sense of curiosity.  It seemed every corner that we passed led to yet another section of items and artifacts that were beyond imagination.  The message that George Sawchuk was trying to share with his audience became clearer and […]

You could venture into the forest a thousand times and never see anything like this.  And the further you go, the more you realize you’ve uncovered something completely profound.  Is it a statement on modern civilization, is it a political message, is it one of Canada’s best kept secrets?  It’s all these things.  And more. […]

The best kept secrets are right out in the open.  My only regret is not discovering this fabulous exhibit sooner while George was still alive. Today marks the beginning of a new photoblog series, “Two Toads in Wonderland” that finds us on an adventure together exploring the vast George Sawchuk Outdoor Art Exhibit, also known […]