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Edward Peck studied photography, fine arts, conceptual art, historical technics, film, and literature at the University of British Columbia. He then went on to work under a number of artists to develop his technical skills in photography, film, etching, watercolour, performance art and drawing. This has led him to work in many mediums over the years. Currently, he is working with digital photographic processes and has shown his work in both group and solo exhibitions. Peck works collaboratively with other visual artists, exhibiting locally and internationally. His work is held in private, corporate and public collections. Peck also edited and produced anthologies of Canadian Literature as well as assisted in the editing of a Canadian literary journal. This has led to his editing and production of artist books and exhibition catalogues.


Thursday, 23 November 2017

Tidal River Moorage 1

Often the tidal rivers of the West Coast rise and fall miles from the sea. This tidal reach is not only affected by the King tides but in the Anthropocene extreme melts and extreme rain events, creating a zone of unpredictability. Within this zone, in those areas that have not been removed from public access and gated by port and other commercial authorities, there is a vibrant culture of artists, fishers, and those living an alternate lifestyle. Near the cities with critical housing shortages, families have also found refuge in these areas places where they can afford to live and also be close to the cycles of nature.
Tidal River Moorage 1

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Heceta Beach

Heceta Beach
High winds gusting from 50 to 60 mph created high surf warnings of 23 feet, making the scenery breathtaking.

Heceta Beach located on Route 101 is on the North Edge of the city of Florence. However, the beach itself stretches from more than 12 miles north and the majority of the beach is unpopulated and serene.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Captain Harold

Coos Bay Oregon the largest city on the Oregon Coast, is the setting for Ken Kesey's brilliant novel Sometimes a Great Notion. Driving into Coos Bay you can see the hillsides and mills that inspired the book. In the Bay which meanders for miles, there is much to capture the eye, like Captain Harold which is docked in a narrow curve of the bay.




Monday, 18 September 2017

Columbus Circle Tower Construct

Columbus Circle Tower Construct
New York, now a luxury product, is building more "pencil buildings" high into the skyline. The 57 street tower is 1,550 feet, not including its spire. It will be the tallest residential building in New York. The most expensive condo will be 95 million and features an outdoor swimming pool.

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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Tyger Lillies

Tyger Lillies

Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies.
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder, & what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain,
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp,
Dare its deadly terrors clasp!

When the stars threw down their spears
And water'd heaven with their tears:
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger Tyger burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

William Blake

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Glad


Glad

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Gated Buddism

The Dorje Ling Buddhist Centre
The Tibetan Buddist centre under the Jonangpa tradition has a strong historical connection to the practice of Kalachakra Tantra, under the guidance of Tulku Tashi Gyaltsan Rinpoche. This centre is located in Vinegar Hill between DUMBO and the Brooklyn Navy Yard Basin.
Gated Buddism

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Antelope Canyon Spirals

Antelope Canyon is located on the Navajo Nation immediately east of Page Arizona. Page the old work camp for the Glen Dam an as such is an independent island of land cut out of the Navajo Nation. It is nestled next to the Glen Canyon and the massive reservoir created by the Glen Dam. Antelope Canyon itself is just outside of Page. There is an upper (Tsé bighánílíní place where water runs through rock) and lower canyon (Hazdistazí) on either side of highway 98 with parking lots that require an entry fee. The upper canyon is accessed by vehicles carrying groups of people along a long wash until you get to the slot canyon opening. The lower canyon reveals itself only all a crack across the desert and is accessed by a metal stair case system that takes you down into the canyon.

The canyons are eroded sandstone created through a combination of flash floods and other subaerial processes. The colours in the canyon red, magenta, gold, orange, pink and vermillion vary depending on the light and time of day.

Antelope Canyon Spirals



Both canyons are prone, like all canyons in desert washes, to large flash floods that fill up the slot canyons without warning. Flash floods the second most deadly weather hazard, are particularly dangerous in a slot canyon. After 11 tourists were killed in these canyons in 1997 by a rain storm that occurred 11 km upstream, an alarm horn has been installed at the top of the canyon directly connected to NOAA. All access to these canyons must be done through the Navajo Nation using authorized guides.
Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon Coal Power

The view from Page Arizona looks toward a large coal power plant now being decommissioned because of the Dakota gas fields but directly below the stacks lies Antelope Canyon. There is an electric train that brings the coal all the way from Kayenta the entrance way to Monument Valley.

Antelope Canyon Coal Power


Sunday, 6 August 2017

Chimney Rock Ghost Ranch

This image has been selected for the Ghost Ranch, New Mexico 2018 Calendar as part of their fund raising efforts. Calendars can be purchased at their website, or if you would like a print of this image click here.

Chimney Rock Ghost Ranch