The Soul Rebel family recently invited Curtia Wright to create a mural in our vestibule. We love that our customers can still appreciate her work even during curbside pickup.
Curtia was born in Scarborough, Ontario and is deeply loyal to our local community. She’s one of the nicest people we’ve ever met and a generous, creative soul.
We asked her about the deeper meaning of her work. She told us this mural was inspired by the process and beauty of growth. The main figure emanates light which allows the plant-life around her to grow and thrive. Curtia reminds us that growth is an on-going journey and process within all of us which holds many parallels to the plant-life around us.
Thanks Curtia, for helping us honour both the creative spirit and the plant we all know and love. We welcome you back any time!
Curtia Wright is a multi-disciplinary fine artist, mural artist and arts educator based in Toronto, Ontario. She received her BFA at OCAD University in the Drawing and Painting program in 2015. Her artwork re-imagines our reality using elements of fantasy and surrealism. Using bold and vibrant colour she aims to transport audiences to her alternate worlds. Colour functions as a powerful element to create a sense of bliss within the viewer. Wright’s murals commonly depict abstract figures surrounded by floral or patterned elements. Her murals aim is to brighten the environments that they’re placed in, providing their surroundings with warm vibrant colours. Her narratives focus on telling stories of black peoples of the African dysphoria, primarily speaking about her own heritage as a Jamaican-Canadian. Wright’s work is often autobiographical and inspired by pop-culture, Caribbean mythology & folklore.