Photo by May Shi @mmayshi
Shades of orange, with frontal portrait of a bear with two flowers at the bottom.
Artist(s): Dinho Bento


Completed: 2023

“The proposal portrays some endangered species in Canada, the Gray Fox, the Grizzly Bear, and the Eastern Cougar, along with two human gures. It symbolizes our inseparable connection with the natural world. The warm tones of the color palette allude to an environmental wake-up call, highlighting the impact of the climate change and human actions that need to be contained.

The entire work gains the same texture, where a visual effect is worked on simulating an organic texture, as if all the elements were chiseled or carved in a big wooden wall. This reinforces the interconnection of all the elements within the natural system, which are there rooted as part of the cultural identity. The purpose of this work goes beyond the mural. The intention is to become an integral part of the city, similar to a monument. In doing so, it celebrates the importance of species for the environment, proposing a harmonious coexistence between humanity and nature. It is a visual representation of all beings as a unit, reminding us that we share a common responsibility for natural well-being.

The communication of this work serves as a direct alert, conveying a message of urgency and inspiring action. Simultaneously, it fosters emotional bonds with these endangered species, reminding us of the beauty and fragility of our natural world.”

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Part of YYC Bump (Beltline Urban Murals Project)
Sponsored by TD Canada Trust

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Where to Find This Mural

Location: 607 10 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2R 0B2 Get Directions