Aboriginal Original

It begins with the glint in an eagle’s eye.

Artist: Phillip Cote
Artist: Phillip Cote

Then we are taken through a First Nation’s experience, via this fabulous mural

Artist: Phillip Cote
Artist: Phillip Cote

A stunning Thunderbird, and other symbols mark the path!

Artist: Phillip Cote

I’m thinking this is a nicotine plant.

Artist: Phillip Cote

This wolf, and all of the animals depicted are A+

Artist: Phillip Cote
Artist: Philip Cote

A beaver, Canada Geese and a Heron. (Or is it a Whooping Crane?)

Artist: Phillip Cote
Artist: Phillip Cote

The Eagle

Artist: Phillip Cote

A Raven

Artist: Phillip Cote
Artist: Phillip Cote

A Brown Bear

Artist: Phillip Cote

A Buffalo

Artist: Phillip Cote

Pics taken by Resa June 10, 2018

Toronto, Canada

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.

Artist: Phillip Cote
Artist: Phillip Cote
Artist: Phillip Cote
Artist: Phillip Cote

43 thoughts on “Aboriginal Original

      1. 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.

  1. 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?

    1. 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.

  2. 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.

    1. 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?

      1. 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.

  3. 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.

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