A triptych mural featuring a bison, a moose, and a wolf representing the spirits of animals commonly found in Manitoba.
• Bison – stands for abundance and liberation
• Moose – stands for self-esteem and courage
• Wolf – stands for intuition and instinct
Even through the animals are framed within a circle, the artist didn’t want them to be constrained as can be seen by the extension of horns, antlers, and ears beyond the circle’s boundaries. The bright colours exude positive energy and inspire an even greater appreciation for Manitoba’s wilderness and
the animals that reside there. Artists Shelby Willis and her mother, Cheryl Metcalf are
Edmonton-based, self-taught and have strong ties to Winnipeg. They are descendants of Métis leader Elzéar Goulet, and Shelby’s maternal and paternal grandmothers are from Winnipeg.
Information provided by Transcona Museum