We Swim in the Same Waters

by Charlie Johnston

Churchill, Canada – June 2017

Painted as part of the 2017 Sea Walls project in Churchill, this mural aims to...


Finding This Mural

This mural is located in on the corner of Franklin Street and La Vérendrye Avenue, across the street from the Churchill Town Centre Complex.

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Story Behind This Mural

Artist Statement

Spirit in the water, spirit in the sky, spirit on the earth, all are connected. My piece is about ancestral legacy, what was passed on to us and what we will leave for our children's children. She may be the Creator or Sedna the Inuit goddess of the sea. She may be Jessie Tootoo, a healer or grandmother. Whoever she is, from her open hands the Aurora is unleashed, the ethereal cosmic voice of the ancestors speaking to us. The beluga swims through the aurora, a spirit guide legacy reminding us of what is truly valuable and worthy. - Charlie Johnston

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