Monday, August 8, 2011

Douglas Coupland's Digital Orca sculpture...

I'm not sure what's more fascinating, this cool sculpture itself or the fact that it was created by the author of Generation X, Douglas Coupland, whose 1991 book popularised the term and managed to capture the feeling of a generation.

Digital Orca sculpture
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As well as being a pretty incredible writer it seems the Vancouver native is multi-talented and is an equally impressive visual artist as well.
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I really love this sculpture of an Orca killer whale and the way it breaks down into cubic pixels, it's very clever and intriguing to look at.
Douglas Coupland Digital Orca sculpture Vancouver
Digital Orca sculpture Vancouver
You'll find the unique sculpture in Coal Harbour near Vancouver's Convention Centre and next to the Olympic Cauldron, built for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Vancouver's Olympic Cauldron
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It's a great location as it has the backdrop of the water behind it and the snow-capped mountains in the distance, making it even more visually compelling.
Digital Orca sculpture 2010
Between this contemporary piece and the Freezing Water sculpture in Vanier Park, there's lots of interesting sights to discover in Vancouver....

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