The imagery of Cara Guri's work is representative of a variety of wildflowers and plants that are native to the lower mainland.

Decorated utility boxes with floral designs sit beside a tree-lined street in autumn.

Artist:  Cara Guri
Location:  King George & 74th Street
Category:  Civic Collection - Utility Box
Year Installed: 2023

About Rooted Here

The imagery of Cara Guri's work is representative of a variety of wildflowers and plants that are native to the lower mainland. It is meant to inspire environmental awareness around growing spaces that are supportive of local wildlife and pollinators. In this case, the featured plants are the Douglas Aster, Sword Fern, Salmon Berry, and Pacific Bleeding Heart, all of which are plants that she has strong memories of from spending time in the forests of this area. As more green space is disrupted, it becomes increasingly important to be conscientious about preserving habitat for the local wildlife shared with this place through the kinds of plants chosen to grow.

About the Artist

Cara Guri is a professional visual artist and musician. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University and has completed a painting residency at Columbia University. Cara has received numerous awards for her work, including the Takao Tanabe Scholarship, the Brissenden Scholarship, and the Bishop’s Undergraduate Prize in Fine Arts.  Her work has been exhibited in Canada and New York, NY. Recent exhibitions include The Reach Gallery Museum and Burrard Arts Foundation. She has also completed artist residencies with hcma, Burrard Arts, The City of Abbotsford, North Vancouver Recreation and Culture and was an artist with Vancouver Mural Festival. In 2023 she was a finalist for the Kingston Portrait Prize.