Artist: Dwayne Davis & Steven Davis-Gosling
Made Possible by: Dan and Vivian Simons, Spectre Automotive, City of Williams Lake, plus individuals and community groups. (The most prominent of these are acknowledged in a plaque dedicated to the mural.)
(From Dwayne Davis, artist) The mural’s purpose is to show the moose that reside in our area, and to bring awareness to their environmental needs to help keep a healthy and strong population for future generations to enjoy.
The project was originally the brainchild of Kane Fraser. He mentioned to Dan Simons that the wall on the building would make a great spot for Dan to have a mural. Dan in turn asked me at Davis Arts to come up with a concept and a quote. I made a concept package that Dan took around. The original design for the wall was laid out with more sky and smaller sized moose, to help to limit the cost of the project. I was asked by Scott Nelson to make the moose more prominent in the design … “Go big or go home!” So I changed the layout to the design that became the framework of the now finished mural.
Painted mostly in acrylic exterior house paints, the 22 X 55 foot Cow Moose mural was painted over 25 days.