When I walk to a favourite bakery, I chose a path that will take me by “The Missing Piece” mural by the artist iHeart. There is a positive energy that comes from the message of a young girl finding a missing piece and reaching up on her tiptoes to find its rightful place in the heart.
I think of the words of Madeleine L’Engle, from her book Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art: “The discipline of creation, be it to paint, compose, write, is an effort towards wholeness.” This year, we will find our missing pieces in our everyday interactions and our creative endeavours. Our journey to wholeness begins afresh each day.
The Vancouver Mural Festival App states that “This mural was part of Vancouver Festival’s first ever festival in 2016. The stencil piece of a girl putting a puzzle part into a heart is by artist iHeart, a Vancouver -based street artist who creates social commentary through his work. Many of his pieces frequently examines the growing role of social media in our world and are produced as graffiti. The artist works in secret, using his monicker to protect his identity.”