Painters: Assisted by mentees Maliki Bodnar and Morgan Biggs.
Jennifer Mosienko: "First and foremost is the 17 foot high giant orange octopus clutching
a water bottle at Underworld Scuba, 1819 Portage Avenue. The tentacles also wrap
around a life preserver with the statement 'Think Blue Go Green' encompassing the earth.
An octopus was chosen for its full ability to adapt to its environment rather then to
change it. The intention was to create a bright striking Mural in the heart of St. James
with a strong environmental message. Becoming more aware of choosing to limit single
use plastics and their impact on our water, oceans and environment was the primary
message. The Mural also features a oceanic scene with Mother Nature or Gia, and a ship
wreck. Mother Nature's hands are empty as she has no more to give after dealing with
our human debris. In the center are 2 divers cleaning the ocean floor one piece of plastic
or debris at a time- in turn illustrating that more individuals need to make steps forward
and take action to preserve and protect our environment."