"East Van Pigeon"

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ARTIST STATEMENT: The mural for Pigeon Park Savings is located in the Downtown Eastside, the mural will be of pigeons that are depicted in what is known as formline, the visual language of the Haida (my ancestral tribe) and many other pacific northwest people. There will be pigeons in various poses and actions, standing, flying etc. Native people of the pacific northwest have used crest systems to identify their families, clans, and personal identities for thousands of years. I created the East Van Pigeon for the Urban People. It is my way of linking our traditional crest system using modern mediums (spray paint) and the pigeon which is seen as a symbol of the urban environment. I believe it will be a mural that peiople in the community can connect with due to the link of modern and traditional and for the iconic imagery.

INFO: The initial vision was to reflect what an important landmark Pigeon Park Savings continues to be within the neighbourhood. The piece has been designed by respected Haida artist, Corey Bulpitt and will feature pigeons in traditional Haida formline style as a kind of crest for the urban community.

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Full building wrap of Pigeon Park Savings (92 E Hastings) commissioned by Hastings Crossing BIA and produced in partnership with BC Housing, Vancity, Pigeon Park Savings, Portland Housing Society, and the DTES Market.

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