Artist Statement: The intent behind this mural is to create a soothing, calming atmosphere. It faces
a senior’s home in Strathcona and was created to be enjoyable for those who’ll see it most often. The
waves and the lilies create a sense of tranquil rhythm, while the pops of colour lend the image its visual excitement. The viewer can note how the graphic shapes mirror the more highly rendered details and how the small fishing boat juxtaposed with the oversized koi fish creates an air of whimsy, sparking the imagination.