Artist(s): Kris Friessen

In Tune With Nature

Mural Routes Member(s): Chemainus Festival of Murals Society Completed: 2020

Dimensions: Box closed: 2.44m x 1.96m wide x 1.19m (8’ x 6’5” x 3’11”). Box open: 6.05m (19’10”). Platform: 2.31m wide x 1.47m (7’7” x 4’10”)

Best Viewed: From the parking lot in front of Chemainus Public Market.

“Community Series #6: In Tune With Nature”

In Tune With Nature is the newest piece in the Chemainus Festival Of Murals Society’s outdoor art collection, and is a departure from what people know as a mural, which is art painted directly on a wall or surface.

The themes of this mural, painted on the inner and outer surfaces of a purpose-built enclosure, are nature and music. The exterior features a lush forest scene with some of its interested denizens keeping watch, with the music of the forest wending its way through the surroundings. The musical score is from What a Wonderful World popularized by Louis Armstrong.

When the box is opened and the sides are outspread, viewers will see an upright grand piano, painted and blended into an underwater ocean scene. Earth’s oceans also contain their own music which is shown moving through the water. The water’s musical score mimics that of a whale’s call.

The piano was donated by Peggy Grigor of Pottery by Peggy, and Brad Grigor and Turning Point Arts. The concept was Peggy Grigor’s idea.

(Please drop by the Chemainus Visitors Centre to buy your Official Mural Guide. Proceeds from the sale go to the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society).

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Where to Find This Mural

Location: 16 Alder St, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0, Canada Get Directions