A splash of colour has brightened up a neighbourhood entrance into Calgary’s Nose Hill Park. Artist Tiffany Wollman and volunteers painted the entrances to an underpass connecting Thorncliffe to the park.
The community mural features plants and flowers native to Alberta’s grasslands, some of which are important to Indigenous people for their medicinal properties. Elders Rod Scout and Cindy Daniels advised on the project.
On Thursday, October 28, 2021 on Traffic Jams, Tiffany Wollman spoke with CKUA’s Lisa Wilton about the importance of art and murals in suburban neighbourhoods, what some of the plants represent, and why it was important to have participation from elders on the project.