by Josh Holinaty and Luke Ramsey, July 2010,
painted with Golden acrylic paints
10010- 105 St, Edmonton John Howard Society Building, Alberta, Canada.
Project produced by the Edmonton Small Press Association.
Supported by the Edmonton John Howard Society and a team of assistants.
Funded by a community mural grant from the Edmonton Arts Council.
The giant on the right comes from a land of mass consumption and waste. His body is made-up of junk, trash and random man-made objects. He feels burdened by the weight of his load and feels stress and fear because of it. The giant on the left is showing compassion for her new friend. She comes from a land of green space and an abundance of nature. Her body is made-up of rivers, animals, and vegetation. As a gesture of support and understanding, she calmly puts her hand on the other giant’s shoulder. He’s feeling a little nervous about the change, but a positive transition begins to spread- a change that shares a common ground between the two. Their faces come together and form a complete circle, because they are in harmony with each other.
This mural won an Award of Excellence in 2011 from The City of Edmonton,
and a National Urban Design Medal in 2012 from The Royal Canadian Institute of Canada.
View super high res panorama photo of mural -here.