In 2006, I won a public bid & award to paint a 7′ mural to be displayed for 2 years on construction boarding outside a core downtown building. It was my first painting of that size & even made it onto the front page of the Halifax Herald that week 🙂
Here was part of my proposal:
The faces are represented in a tree as a symbol of unanimity in our world that is disconnected from nature. It is to remind people of our common identity and the importance of community. Children are the essence of these ideas because they do not judge each other based on ethnicity. The writing will be a light purple and behind it, the background will transition from orange to yellow, two warm bright colors that are linked with ideas of summer and the change of seasons.