A new beauty has appeared in an alley in Kensington Market.
There is no place in Toronto where Street Art is held to such a street standard, yet, this past winter in Kensington saw a throw up devastation like no other.
Very few pieces were left untouched. She is one of the survivors.
Pics taken by Resa – March 17, 2017
24 thoughts on “Black, Brick & White”
She is gorgeous, Resa… Shame about the inglorious acts of some.
Though, at least, many will survive through your lens… 🙂
It’s crazy, but when I see a new work, I try to photograph it asap. You never know what happens over a night. 😀 xoxoxo
I thought I might mention, Resa; the aboriginal boy remains untouched. We saw him recently, and he is without blemish! 🙂
YAY!!!!!!! 😀 😀
She is breathtaking, Resa! And how maddening for people to destroy art. Bless you for documenting what you are before that too is gone. Have a wonderful weekend! >3
I meant ❤
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, too! ❤ <#
She’s so beautiful. I can’t understand how people can destroy beauty but then again, it’s turning into that kind of world more and more everyday. Because of you, we all got to see this wonderful street art. Thank you. ❤
Yay! You are so welcome. It’s going to be gorgeous outside tomorrow, and I’m thinking there’s some art I want to capture… somewhere!
Now that’s nice, though not as nice as you my friend 🙂 Big hug. Ralph xoxox ❤ #<
Big smile! 😀 😀 Hugs back! xoxo ❤ <#
Very sad to see art destroyed, but this lovely stood the test and she is a beauty.
It is very difficult when I go by a piece I adore, and it’s destroyed. Okay, sometimes it’s on an old building that gets razed to make way for the new. I accept that. However, blatant Ugly giant tags and throw ups are distressing.
Another great find, Resa and it looks even better in B/W [which is a credit!]! Happy April!!!! 😘😍😘😍😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗
Happy April! xoxoxoxoxoxox
I’ll be working on the bees post for a while yet. I took a plethora of pics, & there are so many great ones.
Also, it hit me when I put your clock into the post … the artist was saying something. It’s not just a gorgeous mural. The artist is saying… WAKE UP FOOL HUMANS!
The bees are in their 11th hour before before they become totally endangered/extinct. That’s why he has a clock set at 11, and the gears represent the wheels of time, time that’s running out for the bees.
I want to say everything right in the post. I want the message to cut through.
Awww, that’s brilliant, Resa and I know you’ll make a wonderful post. A beautiful and caring heart may only create beauty and kindness! I can see the bees smiling already! 😉 xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Stunning! And it’s almost more powerful as it is black and white. How sad, though, to hear of the recent devastation of art pieces in Toronto
Well, Christy, outdoor art is ephemeral. This is partly why I’m slightly obsessed with photographing art in the streets and alleys. Here today, gone tomorrow.
Although, I am still recovering from what I saw in Kensington Market. The new wave of destroyers are the worst I’ve seen.
I recognize some of the throw ups. The same hoodlums destroyed a fantastic “Birdo” mural in the alley behind my home.
It’s call “Destination Mammal Cabana” It is now in the RIP section.
I see now.. the transitory nature.. given it is publicly displayed. You are smart to create an RIP section!
The news left me bedazed. But that fine art is just stupefying. Great post.
Thank you! Did you get to see the street art in the market before this devastation? I’m still reeling, and very upset. I hope some artists will come back and paint beauty.
Fortunately, I recorded most of the art. However, if artists don’t return, the vandals have won.
You’re welcome. No i didn’t but wish i did – am it would have been appealing. Oh, don’t let it get to you too much. Hope so too. That’s great. I hope they return.
An impressive finding… Excellent dear Resa 😀 have a great week ahead!
You, too! So far so good! lol 😀