A fun and playful take celebrating Jumbo at Rosethorn Park painted by Emily Jacques-Hawco.
The mural is epic, 85 feet high, adding depth & beauty to one of the concrete piers of the St. Thomas Elevated Park in the Kettle Creek valley.
The design is a reimagining of the dynamics between Audrey Hepburn & Gary Cooper in the classic film, ‘Love in the Afternoon’, and ultimately is a meditation on the need to transcend nostalgia & move forward … nostalgia is composed of two Greek words — ‘nostos’, which translates as ‘to return home’, and ‘algos’, which means ‘pain’.
Found on the rear of the Curling Club, this mural connects to the Whistlestop Trail that runs alongside it. Find examples of the vibrancy of nature we find in Ontario SW, from the native Bloodroot flower to the powerful force of summer storms.
Found behind the old storefronts of Talbot Street find this vibrant and lively mural connecting to the market space of the Horton Farmers' Market. Food is something that binds us together and is celebrated the world around, find that connection and vibrancy when visiting this mural!
From the artist: It is a really devastating story. I think from beginning to end the story of his life is completely tragic. That is the reason I decided to make this mural of what would have been the best moments of his life. This mural is a celebration of his time in Sudan with his mother, before she was murdered for her tusks and he was taken from his home. I think if any parts of his life should be commemorated it should be these glorious moments of peace with his mother and family before human beings intervened and caused so much suffering.
Painted by artists Chris Golding and Ben Vandevooren for the 2017 Iron Horse Festival.