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Registered: December 2009
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I was riding the bus when I saw this striking wall mural that was new to me. Unfortunately it was impossible to get a view of the mural clear of the fencing. The area was closed to the public and the only other location that one could view the mural was from the out of bounds railroad bridge.

"The title of this image is 'Mending'. She's mending a heart that has a rip in it. There's light coming out of the heart too. She's mending the broken heart but there's still hope because out of the heart comes the light."

"She's representing a unity of First Nations, First Peoples of the Americas- from the very South to the very North. We utilized the patterns on her poncho to illustrate the different cultures and communities from here going all the way South. She also has muskox on her hat, which Vineyard Church says was a big inspiration for them. The muskox circle their young and protect them when wolves and other predators come and target the weaker ones. They are circling her hat like a crown for protection."

"There is also the vamps, the two circular objects on her chest piece at the front of the poncho above the pinecone. The vamps are being used as symbols for the missing and murdered Indigenous Women across Canada. This corner in the city is widely known as one of the worst for this. We felt it was important to symbolize this and recognize its reality; and that we have to start talking about it and be aware; even though some people might be uncomfortable about it."

"She has her poncho on, and underneath where her body is supposed to be she turns to sky and landscape. It's also a way to honour Mother Nature. The prairies and the grasslands are also in there. She's healing the broken heart but she's also positive about it."

Artist(s): Clandestinos (Shalak Attack & Bruno Smoky)

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Nik detail extractor (25,6,6,normal)
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Taken October 16, 2016.
· Date: Tue November 1, 2016 · Views: 285 ·
Keywords: mending, murals of Winnipeg
Camera Make / Model: Nikon D7100
Lens Make / Focal Length: AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm
Filter / Type Used: uv
Flash / Type Used: n/a
Event e.g. Grand Prix, Birthday, Sunrise: daily walk
State / County / Area Image taken: Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,497
Tue November 1, 2016 2:55pm

Amazing details on this mural - and a well thought out mural indeed. The metal fencing does not in any way detract from the mural and actually gives a realistic perspective. Good eye!

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,833
Sun November 6, 2016 1:19am

It is a pity we don't see murals such as this in Australia, there are some but there are also many ugly modern building that could be covered up. Nice image Jan,

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