Daisies in the Wind is a mural by Jason Skinner on the corner of Barrington Street and Prince Streets in Downtown Halifax. Originally designed to add a playful element to unsightly infrastructure, Jason Skinner grew the design.
Jason is a local and award-winning, multidisciplinary artist, and illustrator who completed the mural. In his practice he uses humour and play to create fun, community friendly works. ‘“Daisies in the Wind” is a mural inspired by the wildflowers of Nova Scotia’ says Jason. ‘I believe that large-scale public art Installations are meant to be enjoyed in quick short bursts. Most of the folks that will see “Daisies in the Wind” will be driving or seated in moving vehicles. I wanted to work with a subject that was locally important but also has instant universal recognition. In contrast to the hill, where the wind typically blows downhill, I painted the flowers flowing with an ocean breeze coming up Prince Street taking the pedals uphill, and making the climb seem a little less steep.”
Special thanks to the Downtown Halifax Business Commission for their support for this project through the Gritty to Pretty grant program.