If I had to pick a favourite work of art in the National Capital Region, it would be Morning Star by Alex Janvier, the massive mural that is beneath the dome at the Canadian Museum of History. The artist, of Dene Suline and Saulteaux descent, is a Canadian First Nations artist who painted this mural in 1993, with the assistance of one of his sons. It's three levels up as the museum is designed, but seven stories up by convention. Morning Star is an abstract, colourful work that incorporates his cultural background and use of circles, symbols, and representation. Mr. Janvier is still painting today from his home near Cold Lake, Alberta, where a gallery in his name exhibits his work, and at present, he is the subject of a major retrospective at the National Gallery of Canada. This mural is there in part, as a visual projection of filmed images, since it's obviously not possible to move the painting itself over there. I will be showing you some of his works from there in a few days. Check out the Museum link for some more details about the work.
Coming out of the Museum's temporary exhibits, I looked up at Morning Star, and decided to use the staircase and the windows to frame shots of the art.