When I was invited to be part of this year’s edition of Milmurs in Le Village, Montreal, I immediately knew I wanted to create something in homage to the LGBTQ+ community back home in Romania.
The main sources of inspiration for my mural are MozaiQ, an LGBTQ+ organisation from Bucharest, and their independent project Q Sports. MozaiQ aims to promote and protect the rights of LGBTQ+ persons in Romania, in social and family life, the health system, in arts & culture, the labor market, and the political life. Q Sports was born under their umbrella and is working to create a more inclusive culture in sports for members of the LGBTQ+ community. I chose to depict the main sports that Q Sports are working to make more inclusive in a "mosaic" aesthetic, which in itself is a beautiful metaphor for unity made out of different pieces.
Thanks Andrei Luca for giving me feedback and books to read, and Barbara from Milmurs for inviting me and helping me with the mural.