The why of
The Wisdom Mural is up!!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND GENEROSITY!
August 6th, 20211
What is the WISDOM mural?
It is a mural project I have been dreaming of since I understood the deepness of the Indigenous teachings in regards of their connection and respect for Mother Nature. Indigenous teachings from all over the world invite us to connect and be one with her in a conscious way, to see her as the source of life, to appreciate her unlimited gifts and to respect her.
This is the topic of the WISDOM mural and also the topic of the round tables that took place in January 2021 with the participation of Ottawa based knowledge keepers from Algonquin, Inuit, Méti, Afro Caribbean, Latin American, Asian, African, and Oceanian cultures. Their teachings are the inspiration for the concept of the mural that was painted on 48 (8x4 feet) panels along with members of the community at large in Ottawa. The mural, was installed on August 5th 2021 covering six stories of the big south wall of the Ottawa Community Housing building located at 1365 Bank St in Ottawa but we are still looking for funding to cover all the costs and labor of two years of work..
What We Need
(July 5th, 2021) Although we are still raising funds, we started as planned, painting the mural on panels.
We count with the support of Ottawa Community Housing, City Councillor Jean Cloutier, Catholic Centre for Immigrants (supporting all religions) and Ottawa South Community Resource Centre. The project has been awarded with grants from The City of Ottawa, Ottawa Community Foundation and Ontario Arts Council and the community has been donating through our Gofundme Campaign but WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP.
I am positive we will keep getting the support form the community to be able install the painted panels on the walls of the OCH building on Billings Bridge at the end of the 2021 fall.
Together we will make the WISDOM mural a reality!
The funds raised will be used to compensate the Indigenous Elders and worldwide knowledge keepers and the Algonquin Emerging Artist that will be my mentee during the creation of the mural as well as for materials, installation costs and professional artist compensation. This project is divided in two phases: phase one: The online world wide knowledge keepers round tables that will take place during the month of November and December 2020 and that will be wildly publish on social media followed by the creation of the mural concept that will be inspired in this conversations. Phase two: the mural production and community painting sessions taking place from January to September 2021 under strict social distancing regulations. Today, May 25 2021, I am working on my own and waiting for Covid restrictions to let us paint together at the Wisdom Mural headquarters in Nepean. Please sing up as volunteer and considering donating through our Gofundme Campaign. Any amount you donate will be welcome!
Bigger donations from Art supporters and believers in Universal teachings will be advertised according to their donations in the social media campaign and on the mural plaque that will be permanently installed with the mural.
If you are a Patron of the Arts, please contact me to set up a meeting. I would be happy to tell you more about the project and about our sponsorship package.
By donating to this project
You will encourage more than 150 people from all origins, ages and genders in the creation of a landmark mural in the Capital Region and you will support Urban Art so needed in Ottawa. You will also connect with the cause, with its participants, with amazing and strong community partners and of course with Mother Nature!
Meet the Wisdom Mural Elders and world wide knowledge keepers!
"ONE WITH NATURE, ONE TOGETHER. Teachings from around the World".
Teachings from around the World".
Round table No.1
Teachings from around the World".
Round table No.2
Elders & Knowledge keepers painting session. July 3rd, 2021
Unforgettable painting session with the Wisdom Mural Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers. We were able to meet in person for the first time after our "One with Nature, one Together. Teachings from around the world" roundtables in January. These conversations were the inspiration for the design of the Wisdom Mural and here we are, almost all of us, painting it together!!
Just a few pictures of the amazing Wisdom Mural creation journey. So many beautiful people involved!!