Natural stone in a variety of colours and textures was used to create a mural framing the main entranceway to a supportive housing project. The mural, with its accompanying text on the inner faces of the entry, refers to the ancient, universal "tree of life" symbolizing growth strength, renewal and connectedness. This project was jointly supported by the Public Art Program and the John Howard Society of the Central and South Okanagan.
The project was jointly funded by the Public Art Program and the John Howard Society of the Central and South Okanagan
Oliver Harwood holds a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and has pursued further studies in Italy and Iqaluit, Nunavut. He has competed numerous public, corporate and private commissions, has been represented by several galleries, and has taught classes in stone carving.
Marie Bortolotto's world travels have inspired her career in art and design. She hold a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. Her work explores different disciplines including painting, writing, and mixed media
The works are on the front face of the building, flanking the main resident's entrance.