In this piece I’ve attempted to convey in a narrative landscape the way the people of Prince George get their bodies moving on the land they live on. My overall vision for the piece was to show love for community and how through community we can better our physical and mental well-being.
For those not well acquainted with Prince George, it may bring to mind images of pulp mills and logging trucks. While those are a big part of Prince George, for me they don’t sum up the whole. Like many others—and I think as a group they’re getting larger and larger every year—I believe Prince George’s wild outdoor spaces are the real icons that represent the soul of this place.
There is something special and sacred about belonging to a place. It would be easy enough to dismiss Prince George due to its lack of snow-covered mountains and ocean views, but the people who belong to the North know and love it well, despite its perceived shortcomings.
This piece represents my ideal Prince George, a place filled with colour, fun, and community. Through this mural I hope to convey the magic of being active outdoors and spending time on the lands of the Lheidli T’enneh.
Second Ideation Phase
My sister Madison Minck a pivotal part of the process helping paint.
Close-ups of the mural
Final photo of the mural.