There’s a fence on Lansdowne. It seems a mile long.
For the last 5 years, it surrounds a TTC construction compound.
Doesn’t seem like our tax dollars are going anywhere, fast.
Nonetheless, the link fence surrounding the idle compound…
…is adorned with black wood cut-outs.
Seems in Toronto, although certain urban progress is ridiculously hindered, art flourishes.
The Following pic is taken from inside of a plexiglass TTC shelter.
Pics taken by Resa – October 10, 2016
27 thoughts on “Silhouettes on a Fence”
Good way to improve the industrial looking fence.
I”ve never seen anything like this! What a fantastic idea and way to beautify 😀
It is definitely a neat idea, & the execution of it on this fence proves it! 😀
Love them all, Resa; especially the bus/tram combo… So clever! 🙂
Very clever, more than I had thought, especially when I really look at the first pic. 😀
Do you see what I see?
I’m not sure…. I see a water tower upon a building. Within the 2nd image is an actual water tower upon a building off in the distance! Also the 6th image is of another water tower upon a building (different from the first).
There also seems to be a human figure atop the water tower!!!
Tell me; what do you see…. I’m so intrigued.. 🙂
At first, I saw what you see. Then, when I was looking at the preview of the post, I saw the barbed wire running along the top of the fence. The fence is at least 8′ high, and one doesn’t notice the barbed wire when walking by.
Once I realized the barbed wire, I didn’t see a fence around a construction site, I saw a prison compound.
The water tower became a guard tower.
The birds became vulturesque.
The people became prisoners.
Then I saw the art had been done in 2010.
There doesn’t seem to be any construction going on within the confines.
I have never seen barbed wire in Toronto, and I have lived here for over 2 decades. I checked the by-laws, and barbed wire is illegal in the city of Toronto.
Now, I see something sinister!
That type of barbed wire is a common sight in Oz… it didn’t even register with me!
Wouldn’t it be great if you could locate/contact the artists? Getting it straight from the ‘horse’s mouth’ would end all speculation, one way or the other… I know, if it were me, I’d have to try to solve this dilemma, if I could…. saving my sanity… haha… 🙂
That’s so cool! I’ve never seen that kind of thing before.
It is new(ish) for street art. I’ve seen it before, but this takes it to a new and provocative level. Provocative is the first shot. FCOL…. it looks like a prison camp.
In its new way, I see harsher messages that abided in older graffiti.
A beautiful idea with silhouettes ❤ Great shots Resa ❤ ❤ ❤
TY! It is a great idea! ❤ ❤
Love these! They must look glorious during the sunset and then terrifying during the night… can you imagine walking about and seeing a silhouette of people and hearing no voices?!?!! Madness!
It is somewhat terrifying, even in the daytime. You’ve picked up on an essence I began to feel when I saw that the fence was running barbed wire across the top. Madness? Yes!
I do believe this is the first barbed wire I have ever seen in the city of Toronto!
Brilliant ! Great find my friend ! I do hope that you didn’t come away as a silhouette, or, perhaps, sooty. Happy Sunday. Big hug ……… perhaps not if you are sooty. lol. Love Ralph xoxox ❤ #<
No, no soot! Lol! They’re silhouettes, not soothouettes. Haha! xoxo ❤ <#
I love these!
Me, too! It is a very interesting style of art that rose to popularity in the 1800’s!
Thee most precious art display I have ever seen. This artist is pure genius. Love the photography shots. 🙂
Thank you, Charlie! I’m still enjoying on the poem you are inspiring in me. I think it should be my next post on Queen’s end. 😀
A very interesting work. I wonder, is that an alien hiding on the top of the watchtower? 🙂
Yes… an alien! Good spotting Inese! 😀
That’s clever, a way to bring beauty to such things…unless this is you local council’s attempt at a modern art installation.
More likely, it’s our local councils attempt to hide modern sin.