The mural, by artist Jane Degenhardt, activates a building that has been boarded up for several decades
Vancouver’s Downtown Association (VDA) continues to promote connectivity between districts and to draw additional traffic to the ever-blossoming 7th Street block.
A new mural has been installed next door to the Columbia Food Park where Slow Fox Chili Parlor is located. The mural activates a building that has been boarded up for several decades.
The mural was conceptualized by local artist Jane Degenhardt, “More Than Meets The Eye,” brings the observer out of the urban environment and into nature.
“Wandering through the Pacific Northwest understory, the forest floor becomes a way of experiencing nature intimately,’’ stated Degenhardt. “Mosses, mushrooms and other small organisms invite us to dwell for a time in a state of wonder. All it requires is attentiveness. Under the quiet cathedral of trees, I see how nature echoes my own emotional, intellectual and spiritual experience. My paintings are an invitation to take a closer look at our human relationship to the natural world.”
The art installation is made possible by the support of Vancouver’s Downtown Association and International Graphics & Nameplate. To learn more about VDA’s efforts to celebrate community and build sense of place through the means of public art by visiting www.vdausa.org/public-art
Information provided by Vancouver Downtown Association.