Mural Tells The Story of Kenenday Village
Bee Stanton is a freelance graphic designer, illustrator, and hand lettering artist based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The beautiful scenery of the East Coast inspires Bee’s style. Bee has been an artist all her life, studied graphic design in college, and discovered a passion for typography and hand lettering in addition to her lifelong love for illustration
Bee has been working on a special project for Cornerstone Wesleyan Church. The church decided to do a village partnership and is committed to raising funds for one village for the next three years. This was huge leap of faith for the Church and would require the church coming together to help see this village partnership through to the end.
Bee was at a point in life where she felt led to start finding ways to give back and help others more. She was then approached to create this project and couldn’t say no to the opportunity! Before Bee started painting she did her research on Kenenday Village – a small village located in the northern region of Sierra Leone.
As Bee researched and sifted through photos of the village she found her inspiration for the mural from seeing the living conditions and the faces of Kenenday Village. Bee explains that it’s hard to process their reality from a distance, but this mural has a chance to tell a story.
The visual and the narrative behind the mural help people connect at a heart level. As the money comes in the mural of the village grows. The response from the church has been overwhelmingly positive. It’s a fresh perspective on fundraising. This mural allows people to journey alongside Keneday Village.