Mural: New Life
Created: Summer 2019
Size: 580 ft2
Location: Southside of Spotless Cleaners
Address: 3223 Emerson Street
This vibrant interpretation of juvenile steelhead salmon in their natural habitat was one of the early murals created under the banner of the Skeena Salmon Arts Festival Society. It features adult and juvenile steelhead salmon, a literal interpretation of the mural's title: New Life. The concept of new life is also evident in the nurse stump that sets the stage for new growth of a young tree. "I hoped that this would have cross cultural implications, because regardless of backgrounds most faith traditions have a link to new life from death," says Braam. "For me this was an extension of that concept." It was also one of the first murals done in this particular illustrative style that Braam had just began working in that year. "I see my first pieces in that style just a few months before that mural happened. Braam has several murals in Terrace - some in this style and others that are more reminiscent of the wildlife and nature realism that he is well known for.