Dis/placement

Jim Green Residence
08/08/1998 MuralsSolo
Photo Credit: E. Rausenberg

Previously located at the Jim Green Residence, a social housing development in the Eastside of Vancouver, this mural was painted to express some of the forces that have historically displaced people from the area. Names of successful housing projects appear on bricks in the foreground. The large central figure represents Olaf Solheim, a long-time resident of a local hotel who died after being relocated during Expo '86. The mural was destroyed when the building went through renovations due to 'leaky condo' syndrome.