Artist Jordan Gallie hails from the Tsleil-Waututh nation, one of three nations whose ancestral and unceded land includes what is known today as Vancouver and the surrounding inlets, forests, and mountains. To depict his relationship with the animals that inhabit these lands, Gallie chose a frog to symbolize the voice of the people, as well as stability, innocence, and communication. The frog is also a symbol of good luck; its body is positioned to cover the opening of a pipe, symbolizing the proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline, intended to transport bitumen from the oil sands to tankers in Vancouver’s port.
Where to Find This Mural
Location: 77 W 8th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Y 1M8 Get Directions
Accessibility: Mural is in an alley.