Though We Roam, It’s Always Home

A STEPS PROJECT

Inspired by the natural and architectural beauty of Fredericton, Laura Forrester’s wonderful addition to the BMO National Mural Series is a delight for the Prospect St. Branch community.

Project at a Glance

Location: 1241 Prospect St E, Fredericton, NB E3B 3B9

Artist: Laura Forrester

Year: 2022

Project Partner: Commissioned by BMO Financial Group as a part of the National Mural Series

Project Photographer: Kelly Baker

Services: Public Art Management

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About This Project

Though We Roam, It’s Always Home by New Brunswick-based artist Laura Forrester was inspired by the seasonal diversity of the region and the amazing potential found there for the residents. As a life-long Frerictonian, Laura found inspiration for this mural in one of the city’s most iconic views: a cityscape that unites the North and South sides of the city, bringing them together in one visual.

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About the Artist

Laura Forrester

Laura Forrester

Lead Artist

Laura Forrester is a multidisciplinary artist and muralist based in Fredericton, NB. Her passion is creating a vibrant arts community through creating opportunities for fellow artists and collaborating with other art organizations and community groups. Laura’s work has been recognized in many publications including the Daily Gleaner, the Telegraph Journal, Maritime Edit Magazine and Created Here Magazine.

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lauraforresterstudios.com

STEPS Public Art Management Service is recognized for being iconic, cost-effective and transformational. From murals to sculptures and projection mapping, STEPS produces one-of-a-kind public art installations with partners that meet your needs.

The BMO National Mural Series falls under the public art management service. Visit the project page to see artworks by many talented and diverse artists at different branches across Canada!

Project Partner

These works of art were made possible by BMO in collaboration with STEPS Public Art. BMO’s National Mural Series was designed to create opportunities to celebrate local communities and the people who live and visit them. By working with hyper local artists to design murals with meaning and impact specific to each location, BMO hopes to bring art to locations where artists and community members might not otherwise have an opportunity.

At BMO, we are proud to be partners in these communities, celebrate our customers, and support local artists. These beautiful pieces of art not only express BMO’s values and celebrate diversity they also provide opportunities to surprise and delight those visiting our branches. We look forward to expanding this program and curating many more murals in branches across Canada.

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