We Found Love Crosswalk

Rain Pierre, a local artist from the Katzie First Nation was commissioned for a design-only contract to develop artworks for two crosswalks  near Ecole Qayqayt Elementary, one at Elliot Street and one at Merivale Street.

The Agnes Greenway crosswalk designs were developed with a youth art competition with students at Qayqayt responding to the theme of reconciliation. The artist selected two student designs  and incorporated into new artworks.

"This art piece was to represent the LGBTQ2s+ community. It is a representation that we are all able to cross the road safely, regardless of who you love. If we are lucky enough, we find love in this world with someone else or from within. The hands are forming a heart shape coming together, to remind us that no matter where we are in the world - we have the ability to create love. We use our hands every day for multiple things, and our hands can remind us that we all carry love - all we have to do is put our thumbs together and curl your pointing finger and bring them both together. There are 4 markings on each hand to represent the 4 seasons. The pride flag is in the background to help us remember that we all come from different walks of life and that is okay. It is okay to be you and it is okay to be free." Rain Pierre
 
 
Rain Pierre
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
Installation year:
2023
Status:
Permanent
Type:
Mural, Other
Primary materials:
Traffic Patterns, thermoplastic
Address:
Merivale Street and Agnes Street, New Westminster, BC V3L 1E6