Here’s the start of the art to the underpass.
The first section follows a wall into the underpass, and is First Nations inspired.
This is a ridiculously high and fast traffic area so I couldn’t stand back far enough for any wide shots.
There was no railing here, but I stood as close to the curb as felt safe. The traffic behind my back made me feel dizzy.
I absolutely adore this three wolves piece.
Pics taken by Resa – October 14, 2017
The Artist(s) are unknown to me at this time
31 thoughts on “First Nations Beginning”
Wow, Resa, luv the colours; so peaceful. Yes, the three wolves piece is gorgeous; I couldn’t help but ‘google’. There are so many historical associations. Here’s an example:
Wolves figure prominently in the mythology of nearly every Native American tribe. In most Native cultures, Wolf is considered a medicine being associated with courage, strength, loyalty, and success at hunting. Like bears, wolves are considered closely related to humans by many North American tribes, and the origin stories of some Northwest Coast tribes, such as the Quileute and the Kwakiutl, tell of their first ancestors being transformed from wolves into men. In Shoshone mythology, Wolf plays the role of the noble Creator god, while in Anishinabe mythology a wolf character is the brother and true best friend of the culture hero. Among the Pueblo tribes, wolves are considered one of the six directional guardians, associated with the east and the color white. The Zunis carve stone wolf fetishes for protection, ascribing to them both healing and hunting powers.
So powerful… 🙂
Yes, powerful!! Thank you for that information, Carolyn. It is important. I love it!!!! I hope man never looses the wisdom of wise ancient elders and their teachings. Although, unfortunately, many have lost the insight.
Hey Resa, you may be interested to read a reply to Lavs Raj on my latest post. I know I was! 🙂
Yes.. I get it!
Resa…the howling wolf is stunning. I love it. The colors…blues and orang, green and white are wonderful. All of the symbols are so exciting. What a fabulous piece of street art.
I so agree! I just heard about another First Nations inspired work, and I hope to get there soon. It’s so fab, and yes, the wolf is GORGEOUS!!
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I love it! The abstract style and color palette are beautiful.
I agree with you! There are some First Nations artists gaining predominance in the street art of Toronto. I’ve got to find some time to go see a new one I heard about.
Like this one. Rather mysterious and a wide collections of blues, greens… swirly. Wolves are cool, too. There was a video game 10 years back called Okami, you should Google it and look at the game’s art style. ’twas excellent.
Will check out the Okami art.
Glad you liked this! I’m going to check out another new mural by some First Nations artists ASAP!
Anything with wolves in is fine by me, even that Liam Neeson film The Grey.
Another fine gallery. I have a literal street painting, on the sidewalk, for you. Will send.
Oboy, I love when the paint right on the street. I only have a couple in my collection.
How do I send it to you?
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.. I love the blue colours and the abstractness of this one, Resa,
Agree! …. as I look at your Gravatar pic! I do adore the First Nations/aboriginal/Inuit arts. TY, Francina!
you “re welcome, Resa ❤
That are very interesting and beautiful images, and so colorful. I love this kind of street art very much.
Agree! Thank you!
The 3 Wolves section is awesome! Wow, this is quite the underpass, between the 2 posts you did on it 😀
It’s a great underpass. Paint was still wet when I shot it. 😀 Still 1 more…. maybe 2 to go. However, I have a couple of posts before I can finish it.
Gloria Steinem’s event was sold out, and although it was a small venue, she has created a great ripple in Toronto. There was a second event at a private girls school that was open to the public, but it wasn’t advertised.
She is one of my heroes! ❤ #WhenWomenInspire
What a cute wolf cub! Well done, braving the traffic again to bring us this art.
Love the wolf cub, too! That’s why he/she gets a close up! Yes, traffic is a huge challenge taking pics of street art. It’s part of the excitement! LOL!
It’s fab, from our aboriginal brothers and sisters.
The wolves are stunning, the feathers were reminiscent of a dream catcher. I liked Carolyn Page’s research note, too! Thanks, Resa! 🌞 🌻
Agree! …And Carolyn’s notes on the wolf as a symbol are wonderful. 😀