“It’s not every day when we can say we’ve just experienced a moment of clarity; those moments which both stick to your soul and help form your future. Back in 2010, when my husband Steve urged me to make the life-changing decision to move our entire lives to Vancouver from Toronto – something different happened than anything we had ever experienced together before.
One day – a day no different than any other – we made our way into the interior trails of the city’s downtown Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Little did we know that nature was able to treat us to one of those awe-inspiring moments; one would leave an incredibly lasting impression on us.
We were walking through the forest, completely emerged in conversations with each other, when out of nowhere he appeared… Preached fearlessly on a branch not more than five feet away from our faces, sat a full-sized, male, Great-Horned owl staring at us motionless. It’s graceful beauty captivated our imaginations and sent us soaring into a state of wonderment for minutes – until eventually, he took off in flight, never to be seen again.
What stuck with us, however, were those owl’s piercing golden eyes; eyes which reflected Vancouver’s surreal light seeping from the age-old tree branches above us.”
Is was the moment in their story that Sandy and Steve wanted to share with Hootsuite’s staff. They completed their mural over 2.5 days, resulting in a Great-Horned owl design that pierces its visitor's eyes. The design mimics the owl they had come across in Stanley Park that day in 2010.