It begins with the glint in an eagle’s eye.
Then we are taken through a First Nation’s experience, via this fabulous mural
A stunning Thunderbird, and other symbols mark the path!
I’m thinking this is a nicotine plant.
This wolf, and all of the animals depicted are A+
A beaver, Canada Geese and a Heron. (Or is it a Whooping Crane?)
A Brown Bear
Pics taken by Resa June 10, 2018
Artist: Phillip Cote
I managed to take the entire mural from across the street. I left the photo file large, so if you click on, it blows up beautifully.
49 thoughts on “Aboriginal Original”
Absolutely mesmerizing 💛⭐️ Stunning murals and powerful, iconic symbolism… sending love for your day, dear friend 😘
I adore this mural. LOL! Seems I’m into symbolism these days. 😀 Love and happy days to you, dear Aq! 😍🦉
I often see Aboriginal art over here in BC and I have to say I think the one you feature here is one of the best I’ve seen to date, Resa! Great find.
It is a wonderful piece! Hey, take pics, and I’ll do another guest spot. Always thrilled to get art from the west coast! 😀
!! Yes, next time I see any I’ll whip out my smartphone 🙂
Absolutely gorgeous, and yes, that (the nicotine plant you referenced) is definitely tobacco…. As a child, I lived right in the middle of tobacco country. :o)
Oh wow, growing up in tobacco country sounds interesting!
Well, it depends on who you ask. :o) The people who worked in it (including my brothers) probably thought it was more miserable than interesting, but it was a great way for young people to make money. Back in the old days, they used to cure the tobacco in what they called “stick barns” where they would sting the tobacco on long pieces of would and hang them up in the barn to cure. The curing tobacco had such a wonderful smell, and I used to love to walk by when the tobacco was in there. There are still a few of those barns right across the road from my parents’ home, and they still have that wonderful smell even though they’re not used anymore.
It’s a picture of the past. All pictures from the past count for the future. We just need to think about it.
Soooo beautiful. The wolf and the eagle, all the animals are so wonderful. Fabulous piece.
It is a fabulous piece! There is more Indigenous art as days go on, and I think it is a wonderful thing. 😀
Great mural and a great set of shots. Cheers and best wishes, Mr C 🙂
TY! It is was a very exciting mural to find! 😀
This is anazing, I love the whole series, it’s wild and awesome, love the nicotine plant so much! Thank you so much lovely lady! XX
It really is a fabulous mural! I’m so happy you like all this street art. HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
Happy fourth! 🍔
Definitely a pow-wow wow wow-wow wow mural. 🤪😳💕 xoxoxo ❤
It is pretty great!! 🤪😳💕 back at ya! xoxoxo to you and all in Graz!
Now that is a WOW mural!
YA!!! Wow!!! 😀
Thanks for your meticulous photography of each detail. I liked seeing the whole thing in its entirety at the end. Very beautiful! xoxoxo
Thanks, Carolee! It’s all the beautiful details that make murals so much fun to visit and shoot!!!
This is fantastic!! Absolutely gorgeous.
So lucky to have found it. I luv it!
Yeah, that was a great find!
Well that’s pretty spectacular, Resa… a great find..
But then, if they are there; you will find them! 😀
Yeah, so much great art in the streets! 😀 You know, you’re right! I will find all of the art….eventually! 😀 xoxoxo
I love that buffalo eye.
It is fabulous!
This is incredible work Resa. I love the bear! Hard to have a favorite though because it is ALL good. 😉
I understand! 😀
This is a fabulous mural; I like the way you have presented it. The animals and birds are throbbing with energy. My favorite is the soaring eagle, what is yours?
I think the eagle is my fave, then the running wolf. I also super adore the Thunderbird Emblem! 😀
I am with you.
Staggering, beautiful and powerful images. It has a mosaic/wicker/tapestry quality to it seeing as it’s created on brickwork with all the vertical and horizontal lines of the bricks. Thanks so much for sharing.
I totally understand what you say when you talk about the texture brick brings to the art. I luv all outdoor canvases, wood slats, stucco, flat plaster, corrugated metal garage doors and all.
These are all so gorgeous
I know, hey! I need to get out and find more!
Wish you would.
Absolutely great piece, oddly the bit that I found most affecting was the night sky, not sure why when it was the least detailed part but sometimes it is the less noticed things that have the biggest effect…or I am just weird.
Hey, I like the night sky, too! Of course it can go sort of unnoticed with that gorgeous eagle flying under it! I did take a second look, and it covers more of than mural than I thought. Good one Ste J! Are you seeing beautiful night skies where you live?
Not so much where I live, as light pollution always gets in the way but heading out to the beach or up a mountain and it is absolutely glorious! I love a night sky but the palm tree just over the road is always lit up at night and I enjoy the small pleasure of appreciating that.
I enjoy seeing the details that are easy to miss. When I watch a film for the second time, I always watch the background and enjoy the wider world that is so easy to miss.
Beautiful symbolisms on this mural. All the animals depicted have such importance in the ecosystems and have been so revered by Native American culture. I hope others can learn from it too, the animals that are so indispensable and all have a niche in everyone’s lives, be them city or country dwellers, all of us are connected the same way. I hope all can see it and learn from it.
I love the vivid colors.
Oh wow, Resa, it is stunning!! Very detailed, and beautiful colours. The running wolf is outstanding, but the whole murial is fabulous. Thank you for sharing!
I’m happy to share! Toronto is steeped in fab street art. XO
it is amazing,,Resa, how much there is out there indeed xo
Maybe I’ll find more today! xo
Love the animal murals!