Photo by Shannon Bellisle
A mural of white white painted vines that curve into outlines of eleven humans on a black wall. Between gaps in the vines are verses of poetry.
Artist(s): Monica Loney


Mural Routes Member(s): Monica Loney Completed: March 2022

This piece was created by Monica to accompany the beautiful poem by local Barrie poet laureate Victoria Butler, to encourage inclusiveness and empower the community to just ‘BE’ their authentic selves. Commissed by the BE Beauty and Wellness team, this piece is on display in their main foyer and includes a variety of faces from all walks of life; connected in a continuous line to showcase a universal connection we all share. They understand that each person has a unique journey and lived experience, and by sharing this knowledge with one another we can individually and collectively move towards our BEcoming. Community empowerment was the focus for the artist and she was honoured to work alongside a local business and poet to create the mural.

Where to Find This Mural

Location: 150 Dunlop St E Suite 201, Barrie, ON L4M 6H1 Get Directions