Not Naturally Gifted

Not Naturally Gifted

So, when I last posted a photo of this totem pole, I talked about the fact that I didn't get a shot of the description and didn't take the time to read and remember it.

This time I did both and the message behind it makes me love it even more. It's called Celebrating Flight and it's a tribute to man, who normally cannot fly but through his own intelligence and ingenuity has learned to. Very appropriate considering the work sits in an airport. It's also something that I am extremely grateful for because while I absolutely love flying, I, like all other people, am not naturally gifted with that ability.

The Raven, creator in the Haida culture, maintains its position at the top of the totem but man comes next. Let's hear it for intelligence and ingenuity. More traditional west coast symbols are also present but, and this is also a great touch, there are celtic and chinese symbols on the it as well.

As YVR is very much an airport that straddles the historic east and west, and having personally flown directly from this airport to Tokyo and Frankfurt, it feels exceptionally fitting.

Every time I come to the airport, it's important to me that I visit this piece of art.

My other photographs of art in public spaces can be found in the gallery.

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Camera: NIKON D90
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Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 1/25 sec
Aperture: f 3.5
ISO: 200


Taken: 2012-12-29 22:16:41
Posted: 2013-01-03 | 14:54





Not Naturally Gifted

Not Naturally Gifted

So, when I last posted a photo of this totem pole, I talked about the fact that I didn't get a shot of the description and didn't take the time to read and remember it.

This time I did both and the message behind it makes me love it even more. It's called Celebrating Flight and it's a tribute to man, who normally cannot fly but through his own intelligence and ingenuity has learned to. Very appropriate considering the work sits in an airport. It's also something that I am extremely grateful for because while I absolutely love flying, I, like all other people, am not naturally gifted with that ability.

The Raven, creator in the Haida culture, maintains its position at the top of the totem but man comes next. Let's hear it for intelligence and ingenuity. More traditional west coast symbols are also present but, and this is also a great touch, there are celtic and chinese symbols on the it as well.

As YVR is very much an airport that straddles the historic east and west, and having personally flown directly from this airport to Tokyo and Frankfurt, it feels exceptionally fitting.

Every time I come to the airport, it's important to me that I visit this piece of art.

My other photographs of art in public spaces can be found in the gallery.

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EXIF

Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 1/25 sec
Aperture: f 3.5
ISO: 200


Taken: 2012-12-29 22:16:41
Posted: 2013-01-03 | 14:54


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