Street artist’s new Dr. Bonnie Henry painting watches over Third Beach

Jul 25 2020, 3:50 pm

There’s a new pair of eyes watching beachgoers in Stanley Park these days, and the artist behind them hopes the piece reminds people to continue being careful during the pandemic.

iHeart, the anonymous Vancouver street artists known for murals evocative of Banksy’s style, installed their painting of Dr. Bonnie Henry’s face at Third Beach over the weekend.

“I put Dr. Bonnie down at Third as a gentle reminder that although we might be over Covid, it’s not over us,” iHeart told Daily Hive via Instagram message.

 

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The art piece comes after photos of massive crowds at the Third Beach drum circle during the pandemic drew criticism from BC’s premier.

iHeart has created several pandemic-specific street art pieces in recent months, including some thanking healthcare workers.

 

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Another one of their pandemic-inspired pieces prompts viewers to think about how privilege impacts how people experience pandemic-related restrictions.

 

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