Thomas Nelles

Cultural Synthesis

Sponsored by EmbraceBC

Cultural Synthesis is a piece that promotes Canadian multiculturalism and the elimination of racial discrimination. 

After several focus sessions with the local community, it was unanimous that the maple leaf was a pertinent symbol of Canadian culture. Depicted through varying colours and shapes, the four leaves shown are diverse species of the Canadian maple leaf. Native to Surrey, these four leaves are symbolic of it's culture, while the range of colours aim to represent change and diversity.

The final 14 x 72 ft digital mural is made of 154 different layers of photographs, sketches and textures.