The BMO National Mural Series is a public art campaign in collaboration with STEPS, BMO Bank of Montreal and 17 Canadian artists. This project will bring new public art installations to 17 BMO branches from coast to coast that reflect themes of community, family and diversity.
Project Type: Permanent Exhibit
Artists: Gosia Komorski
"On Our Way To Bloom" is a 200 sq. ft. interior mural at the entrance of the BMO Branch and welcomes visitors to learn, build, and grow towards their personal goals, while watching opportunities bloom along the way. In this body of work, flowers symbolize different stages of our growth; budding, unfolding, and blossoming towards our ambitions. The people featured are strongly connected to the area and look forward and upwards towards possibilities and a brighter future.
A lightbox placed further inside the branch displays another beautiful artwork by Gosia on the theme of growth. This hand painted watercolour artwork shows the journey of a bud to becoming a completely bloomed Sunflower.
These works of art were made possible by BMO Bank of Montreal 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.