From a mural to Ted-Talks, a local artist never thought her photo project would lead her to speak about her experience on stage.
First Nations artist Eyoälha Baker created Vancouver’s popular mural ‘Jump for Joy’ which had almost 250 enlarged pictures of happy locals up in the air.
Baker says the project’s goal was to bring people together from all walks of life. She started an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for the mural, which was created in partnership with Atirta Women’s Centre.
She says that her experience was so special, that she’s now been invited to share it in Vancouver’s next TED-X Talks
“The people in the jumping photos, like people on the street, people that are struggling with mental illness or homelessness, or whatever, and they are the least likely people that you think would want to jump but they did, and it was really an incredibly moving experience”
Baker says she can’t wait to share her story on how the community on the downtown east side and all the people from her project impacted her life.