Yesterday I attended the Eastside Cultural Crawl, which is when art studios around East Vancouver open their doors to the public. It was great to see some very talented work, and also opened my eyes to the fact that the art scene is much more interesting than the fashion scene here.
Our first stop was Roselina Hung‘s studio, who is a friend and also a very talented artist (who just happens to be on the cover of the Georgia Straight this week.) She was doing her MA at Central Saint Martins around the same time I was teaching there, and we met through a mutual friend. I love her colourful pop paintings, makes me wish I had a bit more cash to invest in beautiful art.
I also loved Christian Woo‘s amazing wood furniture.
Yaletown Pet Portraits was quite fun, I guess someone needs to do this, I imagine this is a pretty niche market with a lot of demand.
And finally, I really like the Wild Rose Tattoo Shirts. I know its tacky, but it would be really fun to wear a tattoo sleeve without any commitment every now and then. They print tattoo graphics onto tops, shrugs, tights, and sleeves.