‘Elation’ by Ann Timmins
Diamond Plaza Building, Yellowknife, NT
Diamond Plaza is situated at the entrance to the downtown core. The mural wall is open to the viewer as they walk or drive towards the intersection. The elements of wind and elevation play a significant role in responding to the design options for the Diamond Plaza mural. The concept in this mural is to play with local pastimes that incorporate wind and motion and the invigorating affect that these elements have on residents in Yellowknife.
The actual mural size is 24ft x 4ft. The building exterior corner wall area is approx 34ft vertical height and approx 6ft width. The mural is positioned at least 8ft from ground level to insure that the image is visible from different views above traffic level.
Elation Mural PDF
Ann Timmins painted the mural using pale hues, colours that are evident in the spring on the ice-road across Great Slave Lake. The exterior of the building is a pale pearl white and by utilizing colours that blend with the building, the effect is a ‘trompe d’oiel’ mural. The depth of colour, present in the thick glass windows at the entrance to Diamond Plaza, inspired the artist to make the correlation of ice and diamond facets, to develop the painting technique reflected in the depth of ice on the ice-road.
The mural is painted on 3 Crezone panels (each 8ft x 4ft). Artist quality Acrylic paints were used to create the mural. The final protective layers are Diamond Outdoor Varathane, crystal clear waterborne semi gloss, with maximum UV protection.
Artist: Ann Timmins
145 Niven Drive Yellowknife, NT X1A 3X5