Surreal and playful, this mural was painted in my Esquimalt, BC studio and shows a window looking into Sherwood Park, AB starting in the 1950's. The outlined window we look into is a literal and metaphorical window into the past and inside the Strathcona County Museum and Archives.
A member of the volunteer fire department “the Red Hot Mommas,” dressed in bunker gear and holding her fire helmet, waves to children playing before getting into her fire truck. This photo captures the complex layers of my outdoor Edmonton mural as a representational figure is painted in front of a fire truck painted in white lines, in front of a normal painted street, in front of a marsh sunset with a second horizon.
A stylized girl plays with her hula hoop in the foreground of this contemporary surreal mural. I painted the figures and vehicles as white lines (like a comic book) to suggest that the people are memories, white the streets are immediate and still there. I chose white lines to pop and stand out, where black would be to heavy and serious.
A woman outlined in white waters her lawn in 1950's Sherwood Park; a tribute to new pastimes and luxuries of middle class life.