This picture is part of the Big Picture Art Project!

Drawing by Barbara Tolloczko

Country: Canada

The Story behind my drawing:

When I was an undergraduate biology student many botany and zoology classes required drawing of structures observed under a microscope. I was fascinated by beauty and often complexity of shapes but also tempted to improve the image by adding details that, in my opinion, would make the picture even more interesting. Needless to say, the impact on my grades was not so great… Now, no longer a scientist, I am free to draw the creatures or structures that I want. Although they are often still based on biological subjects, they are unique fictional beings, or simply abstract shapes of my choice.

My connection to #Vancouver or what Vancouver evokes to me:

Several years ago, when living in Montreal, my husband and I make a road trip all the way to Yukon. I was in awe of the beauty and diversity of nature, but Vancouver was by far the most beautiful city! It combines fantastic location between the mountains and the ocean with spectacular architecture and unique atmosphere. I live in Victoria now and can visit Vancouver often, discovering every time new and interesting places. And the breathtaking i view of downtown when approaching by the seaplane.

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