After my previous mural in Robson Park was tagged (very unfortunate), I was commissioned by the City of Vancouver to create a temporary piece after my owl mural was painted out. I chose the word VITAL, to illustrate the importance of public art and the vitality that individual creativity and collaboration brings to this city. We need space for all kinds of art, even graffiti.
This amazing and massive mural was a commission from the Vancouver Park Board and in collaboration with Public Architecture.
This was the second mural I had ever painted and it was a challenge in many ways (the massive scale, working with a boom lift for the first time...)
In November 2016, the Vancouver Park Board officially opened this pop-up park at the southeast corner of West Fifth Avenue and Pine Street. I am proud to have painted this award-winning design and contributing the backdrop to this park, which is now filled in with beautiful plants and flowers that attract bees and other pollinators. We all know that a healthy pollinator population is important for food and seed production!
This mural, which is now unfortunately gone, is one of my favourite pieces thus far. Commissioned by the City of Vancouver and in consultation with the local community, I painted this bright and vibrant wall in a theme that elaborates on time passing. The four colours symbolize the seasons; the flower, which is seen wilting, will grow again once pollinated by the passing bee. Owls symbolize wisdom and intuition, and the books and musical notes speak to the history and culture captured within.