A new mural honouring the late Joey Moss has been erected west in Edmonton.
I painted this portrait of Joey Moss today not far from Coliseum. Edmonton Legend, remembered for his blue collar work ethic, pride in his craft, and passion for the teams he worked with. 70 seasons strong. Thank you for the inspiration Joey! pic.twitter.com/b7pgzdtaJT
— AJA Louden (@AJALouden) November 4, 2020
Edmonton artist Aja Louden spraypainted the mural along Edmonton’s graffiti wall. It noted Mosses 70 seasons of service to both the Edmonton Oilers
In a post on his Instagram, Louden wrote about the mural:
I painted this portrait of Joey Moss who recently passed away. He was a locker room attendant for the Oilers and later for the football team too – he went 70 seasons strong between the two organizations. Known for his dedication, work ethic, and passion for the organizations he worked with, Joey was with both teams for so long, he outlasted the players and became a symbol of the teams and of the city of Edmonton. As a man living with Down’s syndrome he became a symbol of representation as well. Being a public symbol for any community can mean a lot of weight on your shoulders – Joey showed up and did the work. The camera team actually had it set up where every game they could consistently cut to a live shot of Joey singing the anthem because he was 100% on every time. May we all strive to be remembered as well as Joey Moss – thank you for the inspiration, Joey!
For those looking to catch a glimpse of the mural, you can head down to the graffiti Free Wall along 95 St. and 105 Ave by the LRT exit portal.
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