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ART & DESIGN
NORTH ETOBICOKE MURAL
Cheyenne was one of 32 women-identifying artists selected to participate in the 2021 Women Paint Mural Jam in North Etobicoke centred on the theme "naturally resilient".
About Cheyenne's 6' x 10' mural:
Caribbean people represent a plethora of cultures, a majority as descendants of Africa and India post-colonialism, and even after centuries of adversity and linear migration, people of the Caribbean diaspora seem to always successfully revive their identity even when “home” is outside of the Caribbean region. Thus, Caribbean migrants, of whom make up the second largest ethnic group of Etobicoke North, are naturally resilient.
I asked myself what would I have liked to see on a wall when I was a young immigrant Caribbean child growing up in this neighbourhood. For newcomers, it is very important to keep in touch with elements of home and feeling represented, so I chose to depict a recognizably natural Caribbean scene of an island silhouette and a sky full of texture, colour and contrast through a familiar tie-dye pattern. Elements of international travel are also highlighted in this piece to represent the resilient journeys embarked upon by Caribbean migrants.
The full Women Paint mural can be found on the sound barrier on the north side of Rexdale Blvd in Etobicoke.
This project is supported by:
"Tribute to Bob", 2019
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