Mermaid Corner

Traffic heavy corner, and the best spot was in the middle of the street.

 Middle of the street was a no go, so, I took the first 2 shots & the 6th shot from across the street.

I took these next 3 from the same side of the street.

I thought, it’s black and white, so I put it through a black and white filter for the next pic.

Pics taken by Resa – January 3, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: Ness Lee

54 thoughts on “Mermaid Corner

  1. This is super unique, I don’t think I’ve seen monotone wall art before. It’s really lovely and different. Beautiful shots Resa, you always seem to manage to catch great views despite the lighting! xxx

    1. Monotone is unusual on street art, but I have several pieces in my collection. However, this is the most interesting example I have seen to date.
      I always do my best when shooting, and have learnt a few amateur techniques. Thank you dear Holly! xxx

      1. Monotone is unique and I admire thinking outside the box by this artist ! You’ve mastered many techniques that add to the wonder of this beautiful wall art and gifted it to us. Thank dear Resa. You are amazing. xoxoxo

  2. Hi Resa, fantastic art find as always! House of Heart mentioned this as wall art and because of the windows it reminds me of those trendy art prints you can buy that are split into three canvasses (similar to a Triptych image). That monochrome is awesome, shame the cars and streetlights get in the way!

      1. They do say that the artist’s medium and canvas has an influence on what they produce so using a “living” environment such as a city street, wall or bridge etc adds a new dimension.

  3. Splendid graffiti, Resa. To find quality art and a Starbucks logo on the same wall, a rare thing…certainly in the UK. A brief…true…tale of Starbucks and me re the unfortunate day I visited a branch. “What size cup, Sir?” “One that isn’t gluttonous,” my riposte. “We have large, medium and small”. “Do you?” “Yes.” Pause for thought. Then I spoke, “The small one is akin to a foot spar; the medium reminds me of Henry XIII’s washing up bowl; the large, a bath tub for Marilyn Monroe…I’ll have my coffee, such as your glorified dish water is, in a double espresso cup even though that is far to large for an Americano.” “You’ll have to pay the same.” “And?” and so it went on, and on. I did give the poor gal a worthy tip for putting up with me. Regards, The Old Fool who like his coffee to taste of same, in a cup I couldn’t drown in!

    1. Lol!!
      I can’t take all the choices and sizes.
      I don’t go often, anymore, as I have actually learned to make a great cup of coffee and pour it in a normal ceramic coffee cup.
      If I do go, it’s a medium Americano. I never alter or waver.
      Speaking of dish water…. have you ever had a Coffee Time coffee? OR as the semi burnt out sign across the street read; “fee Time”.
      Love your comments. Grist for the mill! xoxo

  4. Oh, my, what a find! She is gorgeous and eventhough that yellow pole and traffic lights aren’t part of the composition, they kind of add a little something to the image! She’s the mermaid of …the woods, or in a sea of leaves! Beautifully done! xoxoxoxoxoxo

    1. I agree! All in all, I’m happy with the presentation of this lovely work of art.
      I believe it’s a sea of leaves, like fantasy seaweed. That’s just my take.
      Big hugs to Hera… oh, and you, too! 😉

    1. Yeah, it’s a very well done piece. That Starbucks didn’t have much of a choice. It was constantly and consistently tagged with the worst scribbling unimaginable.
      Street art done by artists with some or lots of street cred, lasts awhile. Eventually, someone with less than no respect will come and foul it.

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    1. Oh, I’ll have to look up that period’s art. I can’t think of it off hand.
      It was a cool find, and I want the weather to stop being below freezing so I can go out and find more art.
      Still, I have 100’s of un-posted pieces.

  6. So interesting that the artist used only black & white!
    Sometimes I would love to get into the mind of these creatives to understand their motives more.
    Guess I’ll just have to keep wondering.. 🙂

  7. That’s so creative how the mermaid is at the end of the side and then the water rolls behind her with the windows of the building between it. Glad you did NOT go into the middle of the street 😉

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