When Art is under scrutiny it is for a reason. Sometimes caused by the light PROJECTED by its very “Owner’s Proclamation.”


Being a member of many an artist community for over 40 years, and owner of a small once upon a time gallery where I also exhibited my paintings and small sculptures back in my up and coming hey day.  I learned then Art will always be open to subjective and objective criticism and controversy like: when it’s subject matter is presented in one light then diffused by its historical intent.

What makes this “realist camel” so argumentative and not always in a good light is because it is so well done.  Leaving little room for far too many to accept this as the correct one hump camel as opposed to the two hump camel that was used for a very short time failing to live up to its expectations.  Perhaps a precursor why this bronzed camel is coming under at times undignified litter and much heated verbal abuse.  After all THE PREMISE our NS Public Art Advisory Committee and owner Onni definitively ENGRAVED on a plague adjacent to the bronze camel named “Lucy’ or as I like to refer to as unLucky; clearly states in fact she is one of the last camels used during the BC gold rush in the mid 1800’s.

Onni’s “plaque” leaves very little room for interpretation as it FACTUALLY PROCLAIMS this bronze camel as “a monument not public art”.  A distinct disconnection between the artist and grossly misleading historical facts presented by its owner Onni and our North Shore Public Art Advisory (Selection) Committee… A perplexing bronze has been surely cast!  #StachePOV  #notPublicArt

Two Onni Personnel take dead aim at a “Soft Target”… a Disabled Pension Camel Protester!


Brian May a CNV disabled pensioner who uses a mobility scooter was verbally harassed from behind by two of Onni’s underlings passing by their CentreView twin towers main entrance at 13 St. and Lonsdale Ave.  Onni’s henchmen were abusively accusing him for the recent Thanksgiving vandalizing of their unLucky  err Lucy bronze camel.  When really all he can be accused of by these Onni hooligans was his peaceful, nonthreatening right to ‘protest’  during the recent camel unveiling on Wednesday October 4th.  These surly Onni thugs should be fired, never mind reprimanded… What are the odds nothing happens to these cowardice Onni ambassadors harassing a disabled law abiding pensioner… after all Mussatto said he would take care of it – sure he will.  After all we are talking about our mayor’s BFF (Onni brothers) high school pals.    #OnniCamelThugs