“Weaving the Future”
This mural depicts different coloured hands sewing a quilted blanket under which children are asleep. The quilt contains a number of symbols and motifs from a variety of cultures including African, middle eastern, Native American, as well as local and familiar images such as Sumac, Loon and dove. The message behind this concept speaks to the many cultures that have been working alongside each other, collaborating and weaving traditions in order to create a happy and prosperous life for themselves, each other and the future generations. This is the beauty of Canada, specially Toronto and neighbourhoods such as Oakwood Village where many diverse communities call home.
** This Mural won the Community Engagement award of 2021 in Ontario, Canada.
As water is the only common substance that is naturally found as a solid, liquid or gas, our mural personifies water as three women-identifying figures. The first figure is ice who has snowflakes on her robe and a more angular figure. The second figure is steam who is floating, has clouds as hair, and a swirl-like wave of vapour surrounds her. The last figure is water. Her hair splashes, her body is made of waves and her skirt is a waterfall. The water figure also appears to be pregnant because we found it fitting to not only honour mothers, but also to play on the fact that all beings come to be, in water. As the human body is 60% water, our mural reiterates the importance of water for life as a whole.
Meet The Street Mural Festival,
“I Love My Hairdo”
This mural was painted as part of the “Meet the Street” mural festival in August 2022. Meet the Street is an inclusive arts and culture experience that celebrates visual and performance art, music and meaningful community partnerships in Red Deer’s downtown core. Explore enhanced alley spaces and murals year-round.
The wall was belonged to Delmar College (west and south rear walls). For this project, recognizing the building houses a hair school, we proposed a colourful mural with a number of characters, each with a different theme as hair. Hair is a big part of our overall look and personality. We change our hairstyles depending on different stages of our life, our mood, fashion and so on. Many cultures regard hair as holy and an extension of our soul. Not only do we aimed to create a colourful and vibrant mural, we also aimed to depict faces with a variety of features, personalities and lifestyles distinguished by their pose and the element corresponding with their hairstyles. In the background we had lighter colours flowing in order to tie the whole theme together.
City of Aurora Mural Project,
“Community Builds Community”
This mural speaks to how prosperous communities are created by people coming together to weave different identities and traditions into something beautiful. We are fortunate to have this mural located here in our downtown core to convey the message that as a municipality we value the many cultures and languages and groups that call the Town of Aurora home.
Commissioned by: @cityofaurora
Weston Village BIA Mural Project,
“A Ride To Joy”
This Mural represents the celebration of the love and history of cycling in and around the Weston Village neighbourhood through visually portraying different styles and bicycles and the riders’ clothing and appearance. The design depicts the evolution of bikes throughout the years within the theme: “Home of the Bicycle – Then & Now”. Weston Village is referred to as “Home of the Bicycle”, since the first CCM factory in Canada was built and operated for 65 years there.