Apiw

September 2020

Théâtre Cercle Molière - Winnipeg, Manitoba

50ft L x 94ft W

Apiw - Peatr Thomas - Wall to Wall x TCM

"Apiw" This is Inninew (Swampy Cree) for “'I am home', or 'Is at home.

 

Designed and led by yours truly. This mural was made possible from the help of the following amazing artist/team:

PINK PANDA, JOSEPH PILAPIL, BRAM KEAST, MATEA RADIC, NADYA CROSSMAN, JONATO DALAYON, MAISON, DANIEL ROSS, SADIE PHOENIX

 

The star-shaped image in its centre is the symbol of the ‘spirit’ or a petroglyph recognized from Peatr’s mother’s homeland. “The mural itself is centred around the 'spirit' symbol (petroglyph), which also looks like a star, stars also meaning spirits of lost ones in some Indigenous cultures. Our sun, being a star, is what I chose of how it is depicted, a rising sun/star/spirit, and red, representing Indigenous people's rising from years of oppression and reclaiming the land as we go.”