115 Maryland Street (4)
Location: NE corner Maryland & Westminster, South Face
District: West End
Neighbourhood: West Broadway
Artist(s): Tierney Milne, John Park (Brother Jopa)
Sponsors: Benjamin Moore Paints, West Broadway BIZ, United Rentals, Synonym Art Consultation, Graffiti Art Programming, Dulux Paints, Wall to Wall Mural & Culture Festival
"This piece is designed to bring all-season pops of colour and joy to Winnipeg. Through
whimsical shapes and jewel-tone palettes, we hope to create a positive disruption in
people's day and inspire them to connect to their inner child."
"This collaborative youth mentorship Mural is all about positivity and teamwork- from the
conception and brainstorming phase through the designing and installation. Taking
inspiration from the youth-selected word and the location of the wall, we wanted to bring
the feeling of the word to life in the most colourful, joy-inducing way we could imagine.
Brother Jopa brought strong letter forms and a graphic composition to the table, and
Tierney Milne added her love of fun palettes and geometric shapes. Combined together,
we hope that these all-season pops of punchy colours and flowing shapes will inspire
passers by and bring a positive disruption to the streets of Winnipeg."
Tierney Milne is a Montreal-born, Vancouver-based Artist and Muralist who focuses on
interrupting people's day with positivity. With a background in Psychology and a keen
interest in how simple shapes and colours affect our well being, Tierney combines
intentional compositions, bold palettes and vibrant patterns to bring her work to life.
Whether using murals, tactile installations, stop motion videos or light-hearted lettering,
her main goal is to inject a sense of child-like wonder and create joy for viewers.
Brother Jopa (John Park) is a lettering artist based in Vancouver. Specializing in sign
painting, logo design, and large-scale typography, his work is a public-facing method of
communicating art. Calligraphy is the constant theme that creates a fluid thread
throughout Brother Jopa's work. Carrying a contemporary aesthetic yet deeply
influenced by traditional methods, Brother Jopa's compositions bring a dynamic
perspective to the art of language.
Source: Wall-To-Wall Mural and Cultural Festival