Alison Garwood Jones

Let there be light

Originally published in June 2009 in Canadian Geographic

Like a lot of people, Doug Welch gets a kick out of watching stuff blow up. We’re not talking about fiery crashes orchestrated by some B movie director holding a can of gasoline. Think bigger — the sort of KABOOM that could jostle the USS Enterprise off course and make Captain Kirk and company wince […]

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Local Colour

Originally published in April 2009 in Canadian Geographic

Christopher van Donkelaar paints gleaming Byzantine-style icons when he’s not designing websites, but last year, the 34-year-old artist put himself on the pigment equivalent of the “100-mile diet.” He came up with the idea after reading a book by the same name by Vancouver writers Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon. Their experiment—to only eat food […]

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