The Smile Mural
Produced for Dr. Karen Pepper, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry (2016)
Video by TCK Productions
Visual-Tactile Murals for DeafBlind Ontario Services
- Under The Sea: Kitchener, Ontario
- The Rainforest: Jackson’s Point, Ontario
- Nova Scotia Seashore: London (Byron), Ontario
- The Farm: Peterborough, Ontario
These Visual-Tactile murals, created for DeafBlind Ontario Services, are designed to offer residents a multi-sensory experience.
Each mural has a variety of 3-D elements and textures to enhance its visual features. Using a combination of wood, felt and sculptural media, such as acrylic modelling pastes and gels, dimension was built out from the mural’s surface. Surface textures were created by incorporating sand and fibres into painting mediums. Installed in Snoezelen Rooms, Snoezelen environments are created for children, adults with disabilities seniors with senile dementia, individuals with mental illness, and persons with chronic pain, challenging behaviours, and brain injury. The Snoezelen environment is safe, non-threatening and gently stimulates the senses. All participants experience self-control, autonomous discovery, and exploration within an environment that is self-directed. Research has shown that Snoezelen/multi-sensory environments provide effective support for therapy, creative teaching and expanded life experiences.
Mastermind Educational Mural
Commissioned in Memory of Arthur and Helen Joynt
Acrylic on 7′ diameter board
Westminster United Church, Whitby, Ontario