Maple Avenue at Mapleview Mall
Burlington, Ontario
906 335 7600 ext. 7352

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Holly Allerellie, 2021
Vinyl Mural

My concept is based on the book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, which I just finished reading. The main character, Francie, is a bit of a loner and feels everything so deeply. I imagined her house, fire escape and wallpaper, and wanted to bring the simple peace and joy of reading a good book to life. I hope my artwork inspires someone to want to sit beside her and share a moment of quiet under a tree.

As part of the Local Artist Program, the Burlington Public Art Program has commissioned local artists to create a variety of small to medium scale artworks throughout the community. The City has installed the designs of 12 local artists on traffic control signal boxes throughout the city. Artists were encouraged to submit artwork that focused on inspiring and uplifting the community during these challenging times. This artwork forms an urban art gallery that can be experienced by residents while still practicing appropriate social distancing.

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