Photo by Kris Friesen
Artist(s): Kris Friesen

Natural Harmony

Mural Routes Member(s): Kris Friesen Completed: September 2014

Aurora Charter School commissioned this stairwell mural to inspire students before class. It was designed to have viewers feel elated as they move up to the sky from the bottom of the stairs, and adventurous as they dive into the ocean descending the stairs.
As the namesake of School, the aurora borealis or northern lights illuminate the entire mural, starting with a boreal forest, moving to a steamy jungle and finally a coral reef. It was important to subtly show people interacting with nature as I wanted to encourage students to experience the wilds. Inspiring youth with nature, especially the ocean, is the meaning of life for me as an artist. Fantasy elements were used to further encourage imaginations.

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Location: 12245 131 St NW Edmonton, AB T5L 1M8 Get Directions