Orcas at Sunset

This mural on plywood was created for the 2021 Mural Walk. It shows three orcas, beloved creatures who have returned to the Howe Sound, swimming in a rolling blue sea with a backdrop of silhouetted mountains against a golden sun.

The evening sunlight glimmers on the rippling Howe Sound, as a pod of orcas breach peacefully. Whales have only just returned to Átl’ḵa7tsem/Howe Sound in the last few years after a century of absence when the Howe Sound was polluted so heavily by industry. Their sightings are a reminder of the successful rejuvenation of this magnificent sound, which we must continue to protect and preserve.”