You’ve heard about the painted hydro pole project? It came to our attention when the Gabriola Arts Council announced that they’d be painting hydro poles on Gabriola, and then they painted one pole to look like a giant yellow pencil. And then there was a lot of discussion about it, of course. (See this for [...]
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Kathy Ramsey sent this along for us. It’s an artist’s rendering (drawn by Derrill Shuttleworth) of a painted pole. This seems to be the design intended for the corner of Taylor Bay Road and North Road. What do you think of it? Would you like to see a pole painted like the one shown below?
I’m not keen on the whole idea of painting hydro poles, because decorating somebody else’s visual space seems unfair. But if I were to go around Gabriola painting hydro poles, I’d paint them like this. I’m not sure what kind of tree it is (amabilis fir?) but I pass it on walks and am taken [...]
This is the intersection of North Road and South Road, seen from the Gabriola Post Office. And, oh my, look what’s happened to the hydro pole! It’s become a giant yellow pencil. This is the first painted pole I’ve seen, but apparently there will be many more on the island. Kathy Ramsay’s article in The [...]