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A Canadian Artists Abandoned Home
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A new abandoned discovery in the home of a well known Canadian artist who died in this home.

He was reading “The Farfarers” by Farley Mowat before his death and the bookmark is still in the place of the last page he read.

In the living room, unfinished pieces of future art sit along with his paint brushes and other materials.

This is the vacant home of a famed Canadian artist who was known for his often controversial work in promoting environmental awareness.

The artist would often use his work to confront political leaders about the dangers of industry to our air, water and soil.

The artist passed away in his home leaving behind a great collection of his life’s work and a life well lived and many children and grandchildren to carry on his name.



The artist was born and raised in Romania where he developed his artistic abilities and explored nature. He and his 8 siblings lived in Romania during World War 2, it was during this time as he witnessed bombings, conflict and destruction that he realized how easily man can destroy and alter nature.

To help provide for his large family, the artist and his older brother sold produce to Nazi soldiers heading back to Germany from the Russian front.



In the early 50’s he decided to move to Canada and took up residence in BC, falling in love with nature and the wilderness that surrounded him. Some years later while visiting his family in California the artist witnessed a major oil spill, disgusted by what he had witnessed, he decided to dedicate his life to his art and to promote environmental awareness.

After a long and passionate life, the artist passed away in this home just after his 86Th birthday.


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It is with jaw-dropping awe that I'm looking at that framed "Our Choice" leaning against the wall in photo #1. I hope to God that's just a print and not the original! That needs to be in the AGO, not in an environmentally uncontrolled studio showing clear signs of humidity weathering, even after only a few years.

It would be excellent if you made a return trip and see if there is an engine block hanging from a tree behind the studio.

The artist in him would surely be very proud of your use of photo closure to this thread. Poignant and powerful.







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It is with jaw-dropping awe that I'm looking at that framed "Our Choice" leaning against the wall in photo #1. I hope to God that's just a print and not the original! That needs to be in the AGO, not in an environmentally uncontrolled studio showing clear signs of humidity weathering, even after only a few years.

It would be excellent if you made a return trip and see if there is an engine block hanging from a tree behind the studio.

The artist in him would surely be very proud of your use of photo closure to this thread. Poignant and powerful.






Hey thanks man, I don't believe it is an original. There were many many piles of printed works scattered around the place still in the paper they were shipped in.
His most famous piece still stands in the front yard, if you watched the video it's the opening shot.

There was a whole work shop around the back that I didn't get into and probably lots more to see - perhaps I'll swing by and have a look!




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Amazing find!!!




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Amazing find!!!


Thank you




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man this is really sad to look at but awesome gallery none the less




Is this reality or my memory getting mileage? Am I staring at the sun or blood vessels in my eyelids
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man this is really sad to look at but awesome gallery none the less


It felt sad being inside! Thanks for checking it out and dropping a comment.




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It sounds classier if you pronounce it "tray-passing"

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Very cool find! A total time capsule!

I'm very curious about the broken mandolin.




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Very cool find! A total time capsule!

I'm very curious about the broken mandolin.


Hey thanks, it wasn't broken just needs some new strings!




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The saddest aspect to me was #5, an unfinished book.




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The saddest aspect to me was #5, an unfinished book.


Thanks Steed for the comment, ya that actually made me stop for a minute and realize this was some sad shit. I actually learned the story of the owner while I was exploring. I googled his name on my phone and learned he died in the house, i learned this as I was experiencing the house for the first time.




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It sounds classier if you pronounce it "tray-passing"

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Hey thanks, it wasn't broken just needs some new strings!


I learned something today...mandolins have floating bridges. I had no idea, just assumed they were fixed, like a guitar.




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