By Victoria Mural Artist – Mario Labonte
In response to the commitment to the “go green” concept of the Victoria Conference Center, I was commissioned to visually transform a 35 foot concrete parkade wall into a work of art.
As mentioned on the Victoria Conference Center website:
The VCC is an eco-friendly environment, within a sustainable city, and part of our greater region which is at the forefront of the green movement. We have been recognized and awarded as a green building with eco-friendly operations and infrastructure. We have been certified as a BOMA BESt building. “Building Environmental Standards” (BESt) is a national program launched in 2005 by BOMA Canada (Building Owners and Managers Association) to address an industry need for realistic standards for energy and environmental performance of existing buildings based on accurate, independently verified information. We are an active member of GMIC (Green Meeting Industry Council) and advocate the work they do.
Since the mural was to represent “going green”, I decided a good approach would be to design the wall and create somewhat of an illusion. By painting a broken cement wall opening up to a pristine scene, I thought this would be the best way to bring awareness towards a cleaner, greener future.
I feel very honored to be part of the Victoria Conference Center’s dedication and vision in bringing about this “greener global consciousness “.
Follow my progress of the Victoria Conference Center mural below.
Thank you Steve and Wayne for your hard work in prepping the wall.