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685 Westminster Avenue (1)    Location Map


Location: NE corner Westminster & Sherbrook; South Face

Occupant: Sherbrook Inn

District: West End

Neighbourhood: West Broadway

Artist(s): Jiuen June Kim (unsigned)

Year: 2020

Sponsors: Synonym Art Consultation, Graffiti Art Programming, West Broadway BIZ, Signex Manufacturing, Wall to Wall Mural & Culture Festival


Jieun's paintings are inspired by Korean folk arts. One of her favourite Korean symbols or folklore characters is Horangi, the tiger. Tigers are revered as guardians and divine spirits and symbolize courage and power in Korean folklore and myth. Tiger is in the symbolic role of protector, guarding against the three disasters (fire, flood, and wind) and the three agonies (war, famine, and pestilence). During these challenging times, Jieun feeks the tiger to be a perfect source of inspiration.

Source: 2020 Wall-toWall Mural & Culture Festival notes