The East Van Cross is a symbol formed by the words East and Van. Referencing the city’s Eastern half, traditionally less wealthy and harder-edged East Vancouver, now part of a renaissance becoming the artistic and cultural center.
The iconic cross figure dates all the way back to the 1950s. Ken Lum, the artist, reflected the large Catholic population in East Van at the time.
The cross itself is in a derelict unloved urban landscape, through Anja Jane’s illustrative style of collage you can see the representation of East Van residential streets bursting with quintessential Vancouver cherry blossom and greenery.