Digital print, 2016
The intention of this mural is to showcase the combination of creative and academic thinking that is cultivated at Stephen Lewis Secondary School. The vibrant colours and organic forms in the mural represent the creative, “right-brain” side of the student; the rigid shapes that create the construction site in the head, and the geometric shapes that make up the figure, represent the more logical, “left-brain” side of the student. At Stephen Lewis it is understood by both the staff and students that it is absolutely vital to have a mix of both of these modes of thought. This is why the mural uses representations of both creativity and logic in order to create a fully flushed-out piece. After all, STEAM honours this process. It encourages cross-pollination of ideas and modalities.