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Squamish Wings

Artist:
Liesl Petersen
Year: 2019
Type: 
  • Mural
Medium(s): 
  • Paint
Status: In Place

Description

This mural is on the wall between buildings and is intended to be participatory, with the viewer being able to take a photo with the artwork. It depicts two colourful wings with a phrase above them: “I am the best version of me…”. Viewers can stand in between the wings and have their photo taken, with the photo showing the wings as though coming from their backs.

Artist Statement

This mural features decorative wings. I painted it to celebrate the individual journeys to become our best selves. Viewers can stand in the middle of the wings and have a photo taken with soaring wings behind them.”

Liesl Petersen, a resident of Squamish, BC, draws constant inspiration from her surroundings which is evident in her diverse portfolio of fine art and murals. Her focus spans from large-scale representations of the Sea-to-Sky region to intimate studio works in acrylic, ink, and watercolour.

With roots in painting contracting since 1997, Petersen has honed her technical skills to transition into a successful muralist, employing both precise mapping techniques and intuitive free-hand gestures. She seamlessly bridges interior and exterior murals, including groundbreaking aerial rooftop art in Western Canada. Petersen’s evolution as an artist showcases her graphic art abilities, culminating in multi-story murals that leave a lasting impact on the urban landscape.

Location

Address:
38114, 2 Avenue, Squamish, British Columbia, V8B 0C4, Canada.

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