Dereliction – Colours of Abandonment

Abstractions Opening Saturday, Dereliction is an eye on things abandoned: ignored, forgotten, forlorn, fading away, dismissed by our modern predilection for everything new. Following the Ghost Town Trail along obsolete railroads: from Tiny to Biggar, Eastend to Westbend, Smuts to Maidstone. Exploring houses, stores, shops, barns, and churches left to the elements, owls, and racoons. […]

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Apex Corrosion Engineering

Corrosion is Beautiful — Corrosion as Art Check out Apex Corrosion’s new web site – featuring a Corrosion as Art page. Apex specializes in cathodic protection – an important safety element of oil and gas pipelines and ships. Canadian Kenworth doesn’t have any protection – Ghost Truck Phantom 309 corroding away at the infamous Ghost […]

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Barbed Wire

“There are no roads here” (Corb Lund)… Nearly everywhere else on the Alberta map is criss-crossed by right-of-ways surveyed every mile east/west, every two miles north/south. These two empty townships of wild aspen parkland and native prairie grasslands are the Rumsey Natural Area and Environmental Reserve – hummocky moraine left behind by retreating continental ice […]

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Feather, Fur, & Fin

Moose, porpoise, grouse, squirrel, fish – spirit animal apparitions in a crumpled hunk of junk up at Gavin & Shirley MacInroy’s scrap yard, on Old Hedley Road, near Princeton, BC. Gavin’s youthful vocation was in the logging industry. Retirement days are now occupied with unique recreational activities such as cutting flunked school buses in half.

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FineArtPhotography

Fire Dancer

Sandon, in West Kootenay, British Columbia, is a ghost town and home to an eccentric scrap metal hoarder and dealer. His fascinating collection of historical Vancouver trolley buses includes complete pedigrees. Breaking through the gloomy sky, a fleeting spark of sunlight exploded off our gold reflector, igniting the fire dancer masquerading in this metal Mardi […]

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