Photo by May Shi @mmayshi
Text reads "True Happiness is..." Monster-like creature on right side with heart-shapped paw pad. Pink electricity runs from the monster's paw onto tires. Each painted a different colour- pink, yellow, black and blue.
Artist(s): Michael Grills

True Happiness

Completed: 2015

Grills suggested they created a pet monster character for Calgary. After some more brainstorming and refining the details, the YYC Monster (his name is Lucas) was ready to go on the wall. It took Grills the equivalent of five workdays spread out over 10 days to create the Re:Grub mural.

Lucas is meant to send uplifting messages to anyone passing by; the pink electricity symbolizes this energy and positivity. Anyone can pose in the black cutout, take a photo and see themselves getting energy from the mural. The wall also has a heart symbolizing happiness.

So, what is true happiness? The mosaic also helps answer that question. Anyone can borrow a pen from inside the restaurant and share what it means for them. “Happiness is subjective,” says Azares. “Everyone writes something different.” The wall is a mosaic of positive messages that encourage one to seize the day.

Text taken from:

On side wall of Regrub Burger

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Where to Find This Mural

Location: 625 11 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2R 0E1 Get Directions