Muralist Dwayne Davis (left) with Ramada Inn’s assistant manager Marcia Reid and general manager Lindsey Gasparini and behind them a section of Davis’ mural Life in Depth which he is exhibiting at the hotel.

Salmon mural finds a home

Lakecity muralist Dwayne Davis is working on having one of his extra large murals painted on a building in the inner harbour of Victoria.

Lakecity muralist Dwayne Davis is working on having one of his extra large murals painted on a building in the inner harbour of B.C.’s capital city, Victoria.

Meanwhile Davis has loaned the panels he painted as the mock up for the mural to enhance the lobby and entrance of the lakecity’s Ramada Inn.

General manager Lindsey Gasparini is happy to have the murals hang in his establishment.

“I think it is great,” says Gasparini, who shares a common bond with Davis in their love for salmon fishing.

The mural, aptly titled Life in Depth, features a close up view of spawning sockeye salmon.

The mural is created in five panels that if hung side by side measures four feet tall by just over 17 feet long.

But for this presentation at the Ramada the panels have been divided up with the first panel gracing the hotel lobby and the three centre panels gracing the covered entrance to the hotel.

Davis keeps the fifth panel at home.

The Life in Depth mural hung at Save-On-Foods during the annual art walk and sale in the lakecity this summer. Davis asked visitors to submit their ideas for naming the mural.

He chose the name Life in Depth that was submitted by Cindy Nadeau.

But since he received some 50 great names for the mural he also decided to name each panel as well: The Red Run Returns; All Good Things; The River Calls; The Eternal Impulse; and Salmon Sacrifice in that order, left to right.

“It is designed so that the panels can be hung individually or together,” Davis says.

The entire mural was created on mahogany door panels using acrylic paint.

Davis does have a price schedule for selling the mural as a whole, or as individual panels but doesn’t expect that anyone will be offering him his price anytime soon, so he is happy to see the murals displayed at the Ramada Inn.

Meanwhile he is working on his proposal for a much larger mural with the same theme to grace a building in Victoria’s inner harbour.

 

Williams Lake Tribune

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