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'Two-Spirit People Are Sacred'.
Size: 8' 8'


Location: NE corner Logan & Sherbrook; West Face

Occupant: Sunshine House

District: West End

Neighbourhood: Centennial

Artist(s): Elijah Forbes (unsigned)

Year: 2020

Sponsors: Synonym Art Consultation, Graffiti Art Programming

 

"This Mural celebrates the spirits, life-ways, and beings of Two-Spirit people across Turtle Island. The transgender flag grounds the two figures in front, wearing traditional clothing which references traditionally 'masculine' and 'feminine' regalia, with their bodies presenting in a gender non-conforming way. Berries, leaves, water, and suns representing the multiple spirits and ways that experience can help one's true self grow. This references an idea of gender that artist Elijah Forbes ascribes to- that gender experience, expression, and presentation all flow together like a river. Moving and bending, powerful and tiring if you work against it. Supportive if one is willing to move with the river, leading to new spaces and experiences unimagined when one had been trying to force the river to move in a pre-determined direction."

Source: 2020 Mural & Culture Festival notes