This gorgeous red cardinal is seen all over our Canadian landscape, from the countryside to the urban playgrounds in our cities. I chose this particular bird because of what it represents – according to Spiritual Astrology, Tarot & Metaphysical Studies, the Cardinal represents renewed vitality and the recognition of self-importance.
Another element to my design is the flowers. All flowers have meanings associated with them and are a part of the most important occasions in our lives. They are conspicuously present on birthdays, funerals, graduation, weddings, etc. forming an integral part of our lives. Some flowers have religious significance too. In this case, the flowers I chose pertain to the spirit of Rue Masson – The Daffodil symbolizes regard and chivalry. It is indicative of rebirth, new beginnings and eternal life. A bunch of daffodils indicate joy and happiness. The Iris symbolizes eloquence and is symbolic of wisdom, faith and hope.
All these elements are framed and gathered while not restrained within a triangle. The design of a triangle is meant to guide your eye from left to right and upward. In a more spiritual significance, the triangle here is a symbol of strength and courage, elevating you, sending you upward toward the sky – rising above all!
This is my latest mural.
I’m painting “5 stories up” at the Old Port of Montreal. I chose black-on-black & gold for this piece.
The Port of Montreal is a port and transhipment point on the St. Lawrence River. It’s an international container port that services Toronto, Central Canada, the U.S. Midwest and the U.S. Northeast. It handles more than 2,000 ships and over 28 million tones of material per year. Montreal also welcomes cruise ships.
The Port of Montreal originated in the historic area now known as the Old Port of Montreal and over the years expanded eastward. In 1978, the Port of Montreal ceded the area of the Old Port to the Old Port Corporation, a public corporation responsible for developing tourism and recreational activities in the area. The site is now a cultural gem and a major tourist attraction. It has museums, restaurants, shops and water-related activities.
In the picture I am putting those final touches on my mural for MAD RADISH on Bank Street in the Glebe district of beautiful Ottawa.
Mad Radish is a new fast-casual salad concept, created by DAVIDsTEA founder David Segal. Serving chef-driven salads, soups and healthy snacks, they are bringing a new perspective to the salad category, emphasizing food that tastes as great as it makes you feel.
Their first two stores were opened in June 2017 in Ottawa, and they will be supporting them with community involvement, fun events and a donation partnership with Community Food Centres Canada.
I was glad to be part of it all. Thank You Mad Radishes.
Please visit their website, check out their menu, view more pictures of the mural and read the interview I did with them – https://www.madradish.com/blog/about-that-mural/