The inside or open mural of “In Tune With Nature” is a colourful underwater sound-scape with opposing songs from orca and a humpback whale shown as bright magenta and red sine waves. Sockeye salmon and a seal shelter in foreground bull kelp.
A humpback whale, the largest whale to frequent Vancouver Island, swims through the Georgia Straight into the mural. While both males and female humpbacks are famous for singing, the males lave long complex songs, like the one starting from his mouth in the mural.
Orca swim through this Vancouver Island underwater mural while sockeye salmon and a harbour seal shelter in foreground kelp, surf grass and anemones. The pink sine wave of the killer whale's underwater voice emerges from the largest orca's mouth.
The exterior or closed mural of “In Tune with Nature” has sheet music to the Louis Armstrong song “What a Wonderful World” floating through the woods. The musical notes even wrap around a tree, which sways it's branches in response, and the notes are briefly backwards, as we see them from behind.
A quail bobs to the musical notes below it, perched in a branch at the top left section of the mural. Adding wildlife to a local forest scene essential fun as a BC mural artist!
This was somehow the first raccoon in memory that I've painted as a BC mural artist. Everywhere I've lived in BC raccoons have as well, as these intelligent bandits with an IQ above house cats have evolved alongside humans into more urban settings.