Peace + Circumstance

by Kal Barteski

Churchill, Canada – June 2017


Finding This Mural

This mural is located at the Polar Bear Holding Facility on Button Street.

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Story Behind This Mural

Artist Statement

My artwork for Sea Walls Churchill focuses on the conservation and respect of the polar bear. My goal was to create a piece using the building's architecture and location (on the highest hill in the community) to portray a larger than life polar bear peacefully asleep as the world operates around her. The relaxed pose and vibrant yellow colour of the bear is what would typically be seen during a subarctic sunset. The location of this bear, on the polar bear holding facility, highlights the intensity and necessity of wildlife management along polar bear migration paths where polar bears, the largest predators in the world, continue to adapt to the shameful realities of our consumer-driven culture.

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