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The mural by Vancouver artist James K-M is entitled Free Rain and is 16 ft. x 16 ft. It was unveiled on July 19, 2009 in Edmonton, Alberta, at 9206 95th Avenue (west wall). It was commissioned by Joe Clare, Edmonton realtor,  patron of the arts and humanity.
Please visit the project web site at http://www.strathearnmural.net/.

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Free Rain

A 16’ x 16’ public mural

by Vancouver artist James K-M

A public mural commissioned by Joe Clare

Opening Sunday, July 19, 2009

3 – 5 PM

at 9206 95th Avenue (west wall)

Edmonton, Alberta

For more information call Joe Clare at 780-913-5447

RSVP at project web site: http://strathearnmural.net

About the artist:

James K-M lives in Vancouver, B.C. and has exhibited internationally since 1978.

His most recent exhibition of paintings was at the Simon Fraser University Teck Gallery in 2008

His next exhibition will be in Camagüey, Cuba in December 2009. Artist web site is at https://jameskm.wordpress.com

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Artist Statement:

This mural is based on a small 2′ x 2′ painting I made in 2007. That painting and this mural are both called Free Rain which is an intended play on the notion of a liberating and free-rein of metaphysical perception. But I also see the abstracted shapes in the painting as rain-like, though it is equally valid to see them as suggesting other objects in the physical world. As rain I see the shapes ‘falling’ in four directions; up, down, side to side. Why not? And it’s not that rain can or can’t do that. It’s that (metaphysical and physical) nature can form many patterns that represent our metaphysics and collective unconscious, and that nature and metaphysics are always in dialogue with each other. And therein lies the poetry of life and what art is supposed to represent.

This mural is based on a small 2′ x 2′ painting I made in 2007. That painting and this mural are both called Free Rain which is an intended play on the notion of a liberating and free-reign of metaphysical perception. But I also see the abstracted shapes in the painting as rain-like, though it is equally valid to see these shapes as suggesting other objects in the physical world. As rain, I see the shapes ‘falling’ in all four directions, up, down, side to side. Why not? And it’s not that rain can or can’t do that. It’s that (metaphysical and physical) nature can form many patterns that represent our metaphysics and collective unconscious, and that nature and metaphysics are always in dialogue with each other. And therein lies the poetry of life and what art is supposed to represent.