Mural Routes' Digital Background Project

I did a thing ..... 

Earlier this year I was commissioned by Mural Routes to create a digital background as part of their project to get 10 Canadian artists to create original backgrounds for the public to use. Of course I decided to create a cloudscape. This particular one is inspired by a photo I took of the sky last year. It was one of these moments where the sky looked surreal and the photo looked photoshopped. I was in awe. And the idea of the sun piercing through the clouds in a similar manner, with my own little twist on it, became my subject. 

I'm quite happy with the final result. The goal for me was to create a background that plays on the idea of being in the clouds. It's very familiar to me since I tend to have my head in the clouds a lot. And I love the play on word of the cloud being a digital location to store all kinds of things. I'm not as witty as rapper Lil Wayne with play on words, but I imagine that would be a word he could play with and come up with something clever. (I'm a big fan of his Carter IV album for his play on words.... but that's another story) 

So you can download all 10 digital artworks for free on

If you use my background, please send me a screenshot. It would be fun to add them all in some sort of gallery. Not that I expect 1000s of people downloading mine, but a few would be fun. In any case, the most important thing is that it lifts up the spirit of people using it and people witnessing it :) 

Here's a little vlog I quickly put together about it. 

Here's an example of what can be done with it on Zoom :)