Nature In our Backyard
Bellbox Mural, 2019
This project was commissioned by the City of Oshawa in partnership with Project Bellbox. The box is located on the North-East side of Taunton Road and Ritson Road in North Oshawa.
I chose this location because of its close proximity to Camp Samac, a hidden gem. Growing up in North-East Whitby I reaped the benefits of the many nature reserves in Oshawa that often go overlooked, from exploring Camp Samac as a young Girl Guide to school trips to the McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve. My bellbox is a gentle reminder that nature is right in our backyard. The illustration itself is intentionally busy, revealing new things at every glance. My intent with this was to replicate the feeling of being in nature, that there's always more to see if you take a second, third or fourth glance.