If you’ve followed our blogs, you know that ever since the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Bryce has been fascinated with the Olympic torch and Olympic cauldron, however, I wanted to share this picture with you, not for that purpose.
Today I wanted to point out how in November 2010 Bryce still remembers and draws intricate detail from memory.
On July 1, 2010, Canada Day at Canada Place, we attended the celebrations as they lit the Olympic torch again.
Here are some of the details I’ll point out to you, that make it clear this picture is Bryce’s representation of that day and that event.
In the background, the orange, blue and pink square. This is the Coast capital savings event stage. The stage was setup exclusively for the Canada day event. As you can see in the picture, it even looks like there are some performances going on as we speak!
On the right hand side you’ll see a black and white stretched oval with arms. On Canada day, they build a statue out of smaller square blocks. This statue was an Orca (Killer Whale) jumping out of the water with its flippers spread. The belly (white side) was facing the Olympic cauldron as drawn. Also you’ll note that the perspective Bryce has used. It’s clear he’s drawn a 3-Dimensional angle to show that the Orca statue is elevated. This is actually reality. The orca status was on the upper level accessible by stairs that would be to the right of the picture (but out of the picture).
On the top left hand side you’ll see a blue and red oval. On Canada day, the military and coast guard were performing aerobatic and rescue demonstrations over the ocean just behind the Coast capital savings event stage.
On the left the pink and orange building would be the convention center retail shops accessible from the courtyard.
Finally, the blue square below the cauldron. After the Olympics, the city build a fountain and water pool below the Olympic torch. The picture looks exactly like how the torch is situated. The legs extend and sit on the exteriors while the center is covered with water and the spray.
We love to see how detailed and accurate Bryce’s art can be. With all the day to day struggles with learning the alphabet, numbers, his phone number, his address, remembering to wash his hands, etc., it’s amazing to see.
It also tells me he must really have enjoyed the event, as we did.
Thanks for reading,