Brampton Fire Station
A STEPS PROJECT
The City of Brampton is proud to display a new mural at Brampton Fire and Emergency Services (BFES) Station 211 as part of a public art project that seeks to create placemaking opportunities around the city. With the assistance of STEPS, a new bold and colourful mural depicting the open countryside, celebrating local wildlife and the agricultural heritage of the area was installed.
Project at a Glance
animated fire and emergency services garage doors
animated paramedic services garage doors
animated fire and emergency services hose tower
square ft. of artwork designed & installed
About the Artwork: Countryside Drive-By
The mural is designed to integrate with the fire hall’s architecture and the agricultural landscape around it. An open countryside appears to show through the windows, celebrating the local wildlife and geography. Horizontal gradients of colour create a soft, blurred illusion of movement when you drive by, with various colour representations (blue for sky and tributaries, green for tree lines and produce, yellow for cornfields and farmland, and red-browns symbolizing fertile earth and the station’s brick exterior). In the centre is a glowing warm sun, which is also a cross-section of a corn cob, and a blossom for the City of Flowers.
“This project is extra special to me since Brampton is my hometown where I lived on the border between city and countryside. When the Division Chief of Fire described the deer that play in the cornfields behind the station, I knew the window design had to integrate with the natural life and open landscape that staff view from those very windows.”
– Pam Lostracco, Artist
“This project with Brampton Fire and Emergency Services, our Cultural Services team and STEPS perfectly illustrates what great collaboration can bring to the community. These murals will connect our fire stations to their surroundings as spaces of safety, relationship building and creativity, contributing to our vibrant community.”
– David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
About the Artist
Pam Lostracco was born in Brampton and lives in Toronto. Her murals transform blank walls into inclusive and welcoming spaces by integrating the built environment with the natural landscape. Pam designs each mural with unique aesthetics that invites and intrigues people to engage, explore and learn from the mural to create an uplifting and meaningful experience. Her murals can be found in and around Toronto, British Columbia and Marrakech, in residences, hotels, universities and businesses.
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