Photo by Daisy Wu
Mural with a landscape scene with colourful lines and shapes emerging from the distance. To the right is a modern style multi-story building, around the corner is an aerial view of a city.
Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire

Land in Motion

Completed: 2011

“Artist’s Statement: “The Title of the Mural is “”Land in motion””, it is a look at how our landscape is for ever changed around us with the birth and migration to urban landscapes. We don’t have to go far in our province to see these effects. I also wanted to convey some unhealthy qualities that science and humanity bring when creating their world. Some of the Mural traits demonstrate somewhat of a toxicity that is present in the environment, symbolized by the interlacing of the linear patterns, odd geometric shapes and odd colours that form in the skies. This can describe many modern attributes, such as the chemicals in our environment, the noise, the lights… Yet you can also get a sense of a harmony that is unfolding within these same geometric shapes, as we move forward on the landscape. This is most evident when looking at the back of the building, where I’ve painted an aerial view of a cityscape. The wide range of coloured twinkling lights at dusk almost seem magical. This is perhaps one of the positive sides of the illustration, showing the beauty that we can accomplish we connect. It is important for me as an artist to convey a simple message within my work, of negative and positive attributes, to assure that my paintings have a discussion with my viewers and to also leave the viewer open to his or her own interpretations. I am so happy to have had this chance to contribute to the beautifying of our neighbourhood in this way. We have brought a touch of dignity to the area and have set a new path for the future which I believe coincides well with the changes that are occurring in the community.” Sponsored by: West Broadway Biz

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Location: 70 Sherbrook St Winnipeg MB R3C 2B3 Get Directions