West Coast Folklore

West Coast Folklore Mural DetailWestcoast Folklore MuralWest Coast Folklore mural by Ola Volo
Artist: Volo, Ola
Category: Civic
Status: Existing
Sponsor: Commissioned by the City of North Vancouver


Located at the Mosquito Creek Trail Underpass in the greenway that runs beside Mosquito Creek between Bewicke Avenue and Marine Drive the West Coast Folklore Mural is a creative, whimsical and colourful addition to the re-furbished multi-use trail. What was historically a secluded, dark and underused area has been completely re-vitalized and transformed with the addition of this welcoming and uplifting mural that celebrates the beauty of our natural surroundings.

About the Artist:
Ola Volo is a Canadian illustrator from Kazakhstan with a distinctive style drawn from history, multicultural experience and folklore. Her intricate works bring animals, people, architecture and nature together illustrating diverse stories rich in symbolism. Ola creates winding narratives that acknowledge the subtleties of human nature while celebrating the little surprises of everyday life. Her work is widely recognized for its narrative inventiveness and whimsy. She infuses her character's with spirited personality in dynamic environments.