Artist Michel St. Hilaire prepared the following commentary for this
"The Mural named 'Taking Flight' is designed specifically for the
Sherbrook Street community and Epic Information Solutions. This
design showcases symbols of key subjects and phrases that have been
brought to my attention by C.E.O., David Reid at Epic. It also depicts the
vision I want to convey as an artist and a resident of the community of
West Broadway, to bring empowerment and vitality to the area."
"The Mural is essentially painted in a surrealistic style. The scene is of
our great prairies on which we witness the construction of diverse bridges
and roads that seem to be building themselves. A tumultuous and
dramatic band of clouds roll on by, over various fields. Diverse seasons
and a mix of terrain are depicted throughout the Mural."
"A female figure emerges from one of the roads, symbolizing the human
spirit, soaring through the sky for new ideas and shooting ahead towards
new destinations. She is painted in an art deco style, similar to the classic
car emblems, and she holds a large sphere symbolic of a seed in which
holds a new thought or an inspiration."
"This Mural design had a few challenges including the fact that the larger
amount of the public will view it while driving. There is a very strong
sense of depth and perspective to draw in pedestrians. Most importantly it
can be interpreted in diverse ways by the viewer."
"The flavours are very much from a personal artistic point of view. Incredible that West
Broadway Biz take on this kind of exciting topic. The confidence in the artist and the artist's
vision is refreshing and triggers conversation for viewers."