Photo by May Shi @mmayshi
Buffalo, deer, and elk skin wrapped around the walls of the parkade.
Artist(s): Guido Van Helten


Completed: 2019

“Since 2013, my practice has evolved into an exploration of identity in connection with our urban environment or a sort of architectural sociology. Through this, I approach mural projects using photography and community engagement to uncover the human stories and site-specific nature and connections to place. My work explores this relationship through images taken and it is designed to align with the architectural sites.”

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Exploring the shared iconographic relationships and cultural usage of Buffalo, Deer and Elk hide in First Nation cultural storytelling in addition to the Romanticised ‘Western’ Aesthetic of North America.

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Part of YYC Bump (Beltline Urban Murals Map)
Funded by TD Canada Trust

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Where to Find This Mural

Location: 340 10 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2R 0A6 Get Directions