This week kicked off the annual Vancouver Mural Festival, a yearly art celebration that results in permanent, public murals throughout the Mount Pleasant neighborhood in downtown Vancouver. I painted this dress inspired by one of my favorites, We Are Croutons Floating in Cosmic Soup, by David Shillinglaw. David says, "The whole point of doing something in the street is that you're talking to people you're never going to meet." I love the way these public murals inspire and engage with people who might never go to a museum or gallery. Plus, they make the neighborhood so much more vibrant! Thanks to David for sharing your wonderful work. If you're around Vancouver, check out the brand new murals that are popping up this week.
Photos by Jayne Clark.