Silhouettes on a Fence

There’s a fence on Lansdowne. It seems a mile long.

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Artists: Scott Eunson & Marianne Lovink

For the last 5 years, it surrounds a TTC construction compound.

Artists: Scott Eunson & Marianne Lovink
Artists: Scott Eunson & Marianne Lovink

Doesn’t seem like our tax dollars are going anywhere, fast.

Artists: Scott Eunson & Marianne Lovink
Artists: Scott Eunson & Marianne Lovink

Nonetheless, the link fence surrounding the idle compound…

Artists: Scott Eunson & Marianne Lovink
Artists: Scott Eunson & Marianne Lovink

…is adorned with black wood cut-outs.

Artists: Scott Eunson & Marianne Lovink
Artists: Scott Eunson & Marianne Lovink
Artists: Scott Eunson & Marianne Lovink
Artists: Scott Eunson & Marianne Lovink
Artists: Scott Eunson & Marianne Lovink
Artists: Scott Eunson & Marianne Lovink

Seems in Toronto, although certain urban progress is ridiculously hindered, art flourishes.

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Artists: Scott Eunson & Marianne Lovink
Artists: Scott Eunson & Marianne Lovink
Artists: Scott Eunson & Marianne Lovink

The Following pic is taken from inside of a plexiglass TTC shelter.

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Artists: Scott Eunson & Marianne Lovink

Pics taken by Resa – October 10, 2016

Toronto, Canada

The Artists:

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Artists: Scott Eunson & Marianne Lovink
Artists: Scott Eunson & Marianne Lovink
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Artists: Scott Eunson & Marianne Lovink
Artists: Scott Eunson & Marianne Lovink
Artists: Scott Eunson & Marianne Lovink

27 thoughts on “Silhouettes on a Fence

      1. 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.. 🙂

        1. 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!

          1. 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… 🙂

    1. 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.

  1. 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!

    1. 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!

  2. 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 ❤ #<

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