I've always been fascinated by walls. It could be a mural, a coloured wall, a tiled wall, a vined wall, or just a wall with certain texture. It could be because walls are like giant canvases with art on them. I also have a thing for brick walls, especially orangey red ones. To me, there is an indescribable beauty to them. Maybe because they remind me of old European buildings.
I've always loved street art (non-discriminatory, non-racist, non-offensive) in the form of murals, whether it's sanctioned or not. When I travel, I always look for murals because we have such a lack of them here in Vancouver. Thankfully last year we had our first annual Vancouver Mural Festival and the one this year was even bigger. Through these public art installations, I believe close to 100 public spaces are now cooler than ever, thanks to some amazing visual artists. A good friend of mine, Sandeep Johal, was amongst the contributing artists this year. I could not be any prouder of her! Actually, I can! Her first solo exhibition Rest in Power just had its opening and will be running through till September 30th. Her contribution to the Vancouver Mural Festival is 'Girls are Fierce Like Tigers' in the 8th photo.