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  • Big Ol’ Tree

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    Big Ol’ Tree

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    Big Ol’ Tree can be found on Salt Spring Island on the traditional territory of the Tsawout people. The trail along the ocean is my favourite place on the island. The sacred nature of this land is palpable. The trees hold old stories. Be sure to hike this magical trail with access at the end of Menhinick Road.

    artist: Cathie Grindler
    region: Gulf Islands
    closest community: Fulford
    original medium: Acrylic

     

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  • Lonely Doug

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    Lonely Doug

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    At 70.2m/230ft tall, 11.9m/39ft circumference and 3.9m/12.4ft diameter, ‘Lonely Doug’ is officially Canada’s second largest Douglas fir. It is one of the remaining Pacific North West rainforest old growth giants that now make up less than one percent of old growth remaining standing on Vancouver Island. On this day I made the trip to give ‘Doug’ a collection of hugs from friends around the world… it was pouring rain as I arrived and hiked down the steep slope to the massive trunk. Hugs and love given, I hiked back up to my truck… the rain abated and a light breeze began moving the fog that hung thick in the valley. I grabbed my camera and captured this magical images.

    artist: Peter Lerch
    region: Central Island
    closest community: Port Renfrew
    original medium: Photo

     

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  • Burnt Window- Francis King Park

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    Burnt Window- Francis King Park

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    This painting is one of a series of bark studies. It depicts a decaying cedar stump that was victim to a forest fire about 70 years ago. It stubbornly continues to support life and through it’s window, offers a glimpse into the past. In 2014 I was artist in residence in Francis King Regional Park and that time deepened my love for this beautiful urban forest. Cedar is a versatile wood, and Coastal First Nations have traditionally used its bark for mats, blankets, clothing hats, baskets, rope and fishing nets.

    artist: Joanne Thomson
    region: Greater Victoria
    closest community: Saanich
    original medium: Watercolour

     

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  • Age Old Path

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    Age Old Path

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    This is in Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park on Salt Spring Island. Follow the age old path and bask in the beauty of a rare ecosystem of Douglas Fir, Cedar, Garry Oak, and Arbutus trees with Mt. Maxwell and Burgoyne Bay as the backdrop.

    artist: Cathie Grindler
    region: Gulf Islands
    closest community: Salt Spring Island
    original medium: Acrylic

     

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  • Whisper

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    Whisper

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    This work is inspired by the forests near China Beach, Vancouver Island. It encapsulates the visual complexity of the forest; the solidity of massive cedar trunks, the graceful sweep of arched branches, the kaleidoscope of light through the canopy and the wind gently whispering through the boughs.

    artist: Angela Andersen
    region: Pacific Rim
    closest community: Sooke
    original medium: Acrylic

     

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  • Sacred Trees

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    Sacred Trees

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    These sacred trees hold place in an age old clearing on the traditional territory of the Tsawout people on Salt Spring Island. An oceanside trail will lead you to this important landmark holding memories of ancient people. Access this magical place from the end of Menhinick Drive on Salt Spring Island.

    artist: Cathie Grindler
    region: Gulf Islands
    closest community: Fulford
    original medium: Acrylic

     

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  • Island Forests

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    Island Forests

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    I often hike in and around Thetis Lake. The network of trails is vast and the forest is beautiful. I’ve tried to capture the glow that the forest provides… for my eyes and my heart.

    artist: Arden Rose
    region: Greater Victoria
    closest community: Victoria
    original medium: Acrylic

     

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  • Altar

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    Altar

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    The ancient forests of Vancouver Island are precious. At over 500 years old, this old growth cedar is majestic and awe-inspiring. It was used as the title inspiration and cover art for Buckman Coe’s album ‘Altar’ (available on Spotify and SoundCloud). When you visit Avatar Grove, look for her on the right hand side of the trail.

    artist: Angela Andersen
    region: Pacific Rim
    closest community: Port Renfrew
    original medium: Acrylic

     

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  • Climb

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    Climb

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    The Southern tip of Vancouver Island was once home to expansive ecosystems of Garry oak (over 10,000 hectares in 1800 to 512 in 1997) . Garry oak ecosystems are at risk and many are protected. These groves were a vital food source to the people, plants and animals of this region. Set against a rolling expanse of sheep pasture and the sparkling Juan De Fuca Strait, the gnarly branches and twisting limbs of the majestic Garry oak line the drive to Taylor Beach in Metchosin.

    artist: Angela Andersen
    region: South Island
    closest community: Metchosin
    original medium: Acrylic

     

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  • Red rings

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    Red rings

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    This venetian plaster painting honours the Cheewaht Giant – a massive Western red cedar tree near Cheewaht Lake. The Giant is Canada’s largest known tree.

    The Cheewaht Giant is estimated to be 2,500 years old, and still growing. It is 20 feet wide, 60 feet around, and over 182 feet high.

    Vancouver Island is in the middle of Western red cedar range. The island’s temperate rainforest climate make this prime territory for these slow growing, long lived trees.

    The western red cedar has been called “the cornerstone of Northwest Coast aboriginal culture,” and has great spiritual significance. Coastal people use all parts of the tree. They use the wood for dugout canoes, house planks, bentwood boxes, clothing, and many tools such as arrow shafts, masks and paddles. The inner bark can be used for rope, clothing and baskets. The long arching branches can be twisted into rope and baskets. It is also used for many medicines.

    With much of Vancouver Island having been logged two or three times, these giants are now rare. Luckily, this tree is protected within the boundaries of Pacific Rim National Park, which is located in the tradition territory of the Ditidaht People.

    The Western red cedar is British Columbia’s official tree.

    artist: Jenny Farkas
    region: Pacific Rim
    closest community: Nitinaht
    original medium: Venetian plaster

     

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