Underpass Magic – One

Thanks to Nick Sweetman for making this drab underpass into a thing of beauty!

Let me begin where I entered, on the east side, walking north.

There is a railing to protect us from the thundering traffic.

Of course that makes it hard to shoot large images. You can’t get far enough back.

Also, there are many light issues in underpasses. Even on a cloudy day, the burn of the sun can be seen.

I am presenting the images in order.

This, I guess possum, is so cute!

He is right there as you emerge from the underpass.

Just look at all the art still ahead!

There is the other side of the underpass, as well. I was able to take a few more direct shots from the other side.

Even if the railing was in the way,

I didn’t have to get as creative with the shots, such as the next 2.

This could only be taken from the other side. Unfortunately, the buffalo & moose were behind cement pillars. I suppose they needed those to hold the overpass up.

Pics taken by Resa – November 12, 2018,

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: Nick Sweetman – Click on the pic of him painting and go to his Instagram site!

We had a quick chat on the day. He still had 2 days of painting to go.

The next post has a swan, a butterfly, a mosquito and more!

56 thoughts on “Underpass Magic – One

    1. I made a special trip to Long Branch, after I heard Nick Sweetman was doing a mural. I adore his work, and it’s always nature.
      It’s going to take 2 more posts to complete showing the art. There’s a swan in the next one, and an egret, and a butterfly and more! ❤

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    1. It is a wonderful mural. More to come! The week … the next 9 days are a bit frantic, then things will settle into the holiday season groove. 🦄Aq! 💜Hope your week is off to a great start, and stays great! 💥💖💐😘

  2. This is wonderful Resa, I’m amazed with all this wildlife … it’s the most beautiful and artistic underground passage I’ve seen.
    The animals are so real, Nick Sweetman is a sensational artist, really, I’m so impressed with his way of drawing, everything is so precious!!!
    Congratulations, this is a nice find, an excellent work of art to enjoy it with time and attention, there are many small details that call my attention.
    Is it a duck that I’m seeing? 😉 … maybe a friend of the family …

    1. I do believe it is a duck!! YAY! 😀 I’m sure it is a friend of the family.
      Nick is a fabulous artist! I’m so glad he was there, and I got to ask him a few questions.
      You will love the next 2 posts, and the rest of Nick’s beautiful animals! xoxo

  3. That’s incredible art, really beautiful – I imagine if I saw it in the real I’d just stop dead and stare. I kind of like how you had trouble photographing it *muhuhaaa + hug* because of the pillars and gates etc… the brutalism of the concrete and metal makes the work king, or queen. Actually, the pic of the two birds you took with the gates under and below have their own frame because of those gates. The work is so epic it isn’t even contained fully in the concrete – with parts of the various animals already gone off into space. As always kudos to the artists and thanks to you for finding us such cool art and sharing xx

    1. This mural is especially alluring. It is also a feat of epic proportion, for sure. Nick worked on it for weeks and weeks.
      I’m still working on instalments 2 & 3. There’s a lot of art to cover. I almost feel like I could do 1 or 2 images at a time. xo

    1. Wow! What a great sci-fi concept. “stands still long enough, you may be turned into a beautiful mural.”
      Yet, I have thought about sci-fi (ish) stories/tv series about a girl who stands before murals in adoration & admiration. Suddenly, she is transported into the world of the mural.
      Different mural every week. Different tale every week. A bit Twilight Zone(ish), but hey!

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