Photography Public Art and Monday Murals – September 8, 2022

….thanks to Sami for hosting Monday Murals https://sami-colourfulworld.blogspot.com/2022/09/monday-murals-in-bruhl.html and Marsha for hosting PPAC https://alwayswrite.blog/2022/09/02/ppac-62-bears-totems-and-their-friends/

Walking towards the subway station in my daughter’s neighbourhood of the Junction Triangle I came across the following street art:

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Monday Murals – Part 3

the mural at the 30th Street Underpass is so large I had to divide it into four parts

Artwork by Nick Sweetman who worked with First Nations historian Phil Cote

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Thanks to Marsha for hosting Photographing Public Art Challenge and Sami for hosting Monday Murals https://alwayswrite.blog/2022/08/12/ppac-59-a-quick-trip-to-san-francisco/ https://sami-colourfulworld.blogspot.com/

Monday Murals – 30th Street Underpass Mural – Part 2

….the artist is Nick Sweetman who worked with First Nations historian Phil Cote

 The main idea of this project is to find an effective way to interpret Cote’s cultural experience and knowledge of signs of Indigenous symbols, language and interpretation to those who see it. This will help users digitally experience the stories of the artwork.

Thanks to Marsha for hosting Photographing Public Art https://alwayswrite.blog/2022/08/05/ppac-58-busy-art-in-black-white-and-color/ and Sami for hosting Monday Murals https://sami-colourfulworld.blogspot.com/2022/08/monday-mural-at-dentist.html

This mural is so large that I’ve divided it into 4 parts. Here is part 2:

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Monday Murals – 30th Street Underpass Mural – Part 1

….this 500 ft. mural is so large and complex…I’ve divided it into four parts

Excerpt from marlapasquin.ca: The client, Nick Sweetman, is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked with muralists and First Nations historian Phil Cote to design a mural to imbue the indigenous oral traditions of storytelling and traditional spiritual perspectives. The 500 ft nature-themed mural celebrates the plants and animals whose natural habitat is the Toronto shoreline.

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Thanks to Marsha for hosting Photographing Public Art https://alwayswrite.blog/2022/07/29/ppac-57-aliens-invade-prescott/ and Sami for hosting Monday Murals https://sami-colourfulworld.blogspot.com/2022/

Photographing Public Art Challenge and Monday Murals – June 6, 2022

….thanks to Marsha for hosting PPAC https://mamacormier.com/2022/06/06/new-flower-june-6-2022-pale-pink-columbine-from-the-back/ and Sami at a Colourful World for hosting Monday Murals https://sami-colourfulworld.blogspot.com/

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On the wall at 10th St. and Lake Shore Blvd.
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On a garden shed at the Small Arms Inspection Building at Lakeshore Road East and Dixie
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More murals on utility boxes in the neighbourhood

Monday Murals – In Search of The Stik

….an adventure of epic proportions

While living in London, my husband decided he needed to find some street art created by the famous artist Stik. He went on the internet to locate some Stik murals that were not too far from our flat in Islington/Highbury.

Stik is a British graffiti artist based in London.[1][2] He is known for painting large stick figures.

One of his works fetched £150,000 at auction.

We started our search for a Stik mural at Shakespeare Walk. We got on a bus and made our way using Google Maps. When we got there we found ourselves walking through a nice residential neighbourhood with a community centre and parks. We thought we might be close because we did see some street art made by children.

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We asked a couple of local residents if they could help us but they were at a complete loss and had never heard of Stik. We ended up walking through Butterfield Green before getting back on the bus and heading home.

Two days later, Kevin found another area where he thought we’d have more luck. This time we got on a bus that took us further east towards Dalston. When we got there I wasn’t sure where Kevin was taking me. We walked through back alleys and abandoned lots but didn’t see a Stik.

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We went back to the main street and passed a colourful gate to a city garden but it didn’t open for another 10 minutes so we walked a little further and down a dead-end street where we passed some quirky shop windows and some graffiti art on the buildings.

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We returned to the Curve Garden Gate and looked up and saw this amazing mural on the wall outside the gate. Later we found out the people in the mural were famous local residents of Dalston.

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Kevin was certain that we would find a Stik mural behind those doors. What we did find was an amazing garden space that had been created by the community back in 2012 to make up for the fact that Dalston had no green spaces for the residents to enjoy. Inside there was a cafe, a tiny ‘museum’ of sorts, a play area for children and wonderful pots of spring plants. The walkway inside twisted and turned around trees and plants and areas to sit and enjoy this green space.

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While I was enjoying the scenery and taking photos Kevin was off looking for a Stik. When I caught up with him he looked dejected and not because he couldn’t find it. He found it buried behind scaffolding and overgrown plants. Unfortunately we could only see the bottom third of the figure. Apparently the wall it was painted on was deemed unsafe so the city covered it up for safety reasons.

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The search continues…….

Thanks to Sami for hosting Monday Murals https://sami-colourfulworld.blogspot.com/2022/05/monday-murals-ellenbrook-ii.html and Marsha for host Photographing Public Art Challenge https://alwayswrite.blog/photographing_public_art_challenge/?wref=tp

Monday Murals – In the Neighbourhood, February 21, 2022

….thanks to Sami for hosting Monday Murals https://sami-colourfulworld.blogspot.com/2022/02/monday-mural-tribute-to-vincent-lingiari.html

In a past post that I did on Monday Murals I only did close-up shots of a mural that is painted on the side of a building on 1st Street. Someone asked me to take a shot of the entire mural, so here it is.

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Today I walked along Lakeshore Blvd. for a total of 6 kilometres. On Ninth Street on the side of a Polish Credit Union is this mural dedicated to the Polish immigrants who live and work in the community.

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Closer to 20th Street is this restaurant with this lovely whimsical mural above its outdoor patio.

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The Beginning of a New Mural

….just in time for Monday Murals

When I was over at WAAC last week I noticed this artist painting the side of our building. I can’t wait to see the final piece. Thanks to Sami for hosting Monday Murals.https://sami-colourfulworld.blogspot.com/2021/10/monday-mural-welcome-to-darwin.html

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