Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 11/12/17 20:30
south side of New West Hotel
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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 11/12/17 20:31
moving south along Main we get a reflection of the south side of the New West Hotel showing in the windows of the Vineyard Church
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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 11/12/17 20:43
moving to south side of the building housing the Vineyard Church we find this mural
Artists: Shalak Attack & Bruno Smoky
Shalak Attack: "The title of this image is 'Mending'. She's mending a heart that has a rip in it. There's light coming out of the heart too. She's mending the broken heart but there's still hope because out of the heart comes the light."
"She's representing a unity of First Nations, First Peoples of the Americas- from the very South to the very North. We utilized the patterns on her poncho to illustrate the different cultures and communities from here going all the way South. She also has muskox on her hat, which Vineyard Church says was a big inspiration for them. The muskox circle their young and protect them when wolves and other predators come and target the weaker ones. They are circling her hat like a crown for protection."
"She has her poncho on, and underneath where her body is supposed to be she turns to sky and landscape. It's also a way to honour Mother Nature. The prairies and the grasslands are also in there. She's healing the broken heart but she's also positive about it."
Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Mon, 11/13/17 20:23
the north side of New West Hotel
Artists' Statement: "We propose to represent two pairs of distinct and oppositional animals: the rabbit and the snake, the bear and the deer."
"Our intention behind utilizing this imagery is multifaceted. We would like to simultaneously acknowledge the strength and necessity for diversity and independence while embracing the need for acceptance, tolerance and mutual respect of individual differences. We have positioned the animals head to head so that they are gazing into one another's eyes in a peaceful manner. These animals will stand alone and beautiful in and of themselves, yet they will forever exist in a state of mutual awareness, acknowledgement, trust and respect for one another. Surrounding the animals will exist a network of foliage and graphic elements of design, reflecting the dynamism and diversity of our five distinct artistic styles, which will merge together at the point in which the animals meet one another. We would like each wall to make a strong, simple positive statement that speaks to the very essence of community. One wall will read LIFE and the other wall will read TOGETHER. The words can be read as a statement, or they can stand alone."
For a number of years there were two murals combined into one on this wall of a historic train and a more contemporary one
Comments by Paul Bracey on Tue, 11/14/17 01:18
Comments by J. Rogers on Tue, 11/14/17 01:30
Agree. Great work!
Comments by Sandi MacDonald on Tue, 11/14/17 11:25
I have seen a lot of murals around here but nothing like the sizes you have found. All interesting.;-)
Comments by G.B. SHETTLER on Tue, 11/14/17 14:37
Have not seen these newly art-ed buildings. I don't come into
Winnipeg too much anymore. Thanks for the great journey Jan !!