It's common to see murals on the wall, but how about having a mural at a local shopping mall?
Richmondites are being invited to soak up the love and positive vibes at Richmond Centre this summer.
Cadillac Fairview has partnered with seven pan-Canadian illustrators, muralists and artists to launch Capture the Moment, a new public art campaign to bring self-love, positivity and wellness to seven CF shopping malls in three provinces, including Richmond Centre.
Vancouver-based illustrator and visual artist Nicole Larsen will be responsible for transforming a space inside Richmond Centre (next to Indigo Books) into an art display featuring depictions of flowers with faces looking at each other and colourful silhouettes of a family.
Larsen said, as a mental health advocate herself, it's important for her to work on projects that align with her interests and values.
"The Capture the Moment project promotes self-love and community and believes in the impact mental health has on our overall wellbeing and quality of life, all of which I believe to be very important," said Larsen.
"Mental health is something that affects us all, and we are all on our own unique journey of growth, healing and self-love. After interacting with this mural, I hope people leave with a sense of self-appreciation, joy and gratitude, and feel seen and valued."
With many things happening in the world right now, people might feel overwhelmed and fearful, said Larsen, noting that hopefully, campaigns like this can shine a light on mental health issues and bring people together.
The mural will be displayed at Richmond Centre for three months.