1. Facts, myths and imagination can help us to partially sense and appreciate the existence of ancient places and events.
    In Xaliman's 'Trees on Water' a dancer and musicians sensitively respond to the changing light, shadow and swirling motion of suspended arbutus branch sculptures while envisioning the timeless depth of an imagined ancient turbulent past.
    Arbutus branch sculptures by British Columbia artist Stanley Thomson put to a Melodic Energy Commission music track from their 2013 album 'Wave Packet'
    Navaro Franco played Mbira and percussion to accompany her dance performance
    Randy Raine-Reusch supplied flutes while Don Xaliman sounded on electric guitar and bass.
    Xaliman produced the music and video.

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  2. Going back to 1976 with Feather Box, inspired by Maori wood carvings, this collection of art works by Stanley Thompson only scims his vast collection. Sanddollars blends a well machined look with materials found on British Columbia beaches while I Ching and Russian Icon bring Stan's wood carving skills into the present and beyond.

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  3. Using wood and metal to create a musical instrument is not new. Stan approaches his own environment for the wood and expresses his aesthetic sense to turn coastal Arbutus branches into forms the imagination can play with.

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  4. Sculpture of wood and wire. Exhibited at the BC Festival of the Arts, Powell River, B.C. 1997
    Imagining a colossal architectural skyscraper that resonates with tuned vibrating strings and the moving air around it. A building that plays music.

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  5. St. Ives, Cornwall, UK is portrayed in this recent 2013 sculpture by Stanley Thomson.
    This video documents the construction of the four sided structure with unique architectual imagery on each side.

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Stanley Thomson artist - sculptor

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Exploring the natural and built environment can provide a rich resource for educational and creative expression. A student of geography, town planning and visual and performing arts, Stanley Thomson has taught and created sculpture centered on cultural…


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Exploring the natural and built environment can provide a rich resource for educational and creative expression. A student of geography, town planning and visual and performing arts, Stanley Thomson has taught and created sculpture centered on cultural heritage, which includes art, artifacts, beliefs and institutions. Through school classes, workshops and conferences at local, national and international levels, Stanley has explored the interactions and responses of people to surrounding spaces through time.

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