Freedom to Roam

by Dom Laporte

One of the largest murals on the tour can be found tucked away between Staples and the Book Bazaar, and it is the result of a collaboration between artists Dom Laporte and Dan Metcalfe! A sense of liberation is evoked in those who admire the birds that emerge from the intimate contact between these two characters. The sight of this mural on Bank Street provides a sense of hope and liberation after a long winter spent indoors. Dom is a muralist and illustrator based in Ottawa who uses a combination of mixed-media techniques and traditional painting techniques to create his work. Dan was born and raised in Ottawa and works as a freelance designer, illustrator, and artist. He founded his own design studio in 2010 and is heavily involved in the city’s art scene as a whole. His other murals can be found in various locations throughout the city.

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