Photo by Ingrid Love
Artist(s): Imagine

Smooth Sky

Completed: July 29, 2022

Created for Nelson International Mural Festival 2022 by Nepali artist Imagine (@imagine876).

“The piece is an ode to blue skies! The sky in Nelson really inspired me. When I first arrived, I talked to the festival organizers and several people who’ve lived here all their lives, and they were all telling me how lucky I was during my visit because the sky wasn’t smoky. Since I got here, the sky has been a perfect blue the whole time and I couldn’t imagine this beautiful place any other way.
What it says on the wall is “may the skies forever stay blue”, over and over again. It’s sort of like a wish, that with climate change and rapidly changing weather everywhere, the hope is that we have blue sky days like these over and over again; that things stay this way. I used a lot of shades of blue in it; the majority of the shades are sky blues, so if you take a photo of the wall, even at different times of day, some part of the wall is always matching the sky.”

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Where to Find This Mural

Location: 420 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC, V1L 4E5 Get Directions