Three artists are working together to bring a gigantic, colourful salmon across what used to be an empty wall in downtown Terrace.
Swimming across the side of the Stantec Building at 4623 Park Avenue, the salmon mural weaves in vibrant rays of light with First Nations crests and textured, detailed elements like weaving, bear claws, flying ravens and cedar bows.
The team, which includes Smithers’ artists Facundo Gastia, Travis Hebert and Terrace’s Amanda Hugon, started live-painting the mural on August 6 as a commission for the Skeena Salmon Art Festival.
“Every colour has a texture and a message, symbolizing different parts of the North,” Gastia said while painting up on the lift on Thursday.
Check out their live-painting demonstration until the end of Riverboat Days on August 12.