Found this in the entrance to the parking of a high rise.
It’s a mural, and a paste-up. It’s the biggest paste-up I’ve ever seen.
Pics taken by Resa – February 13, 2023
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Luxuriating in the Arts
90 thoughts on “Spirits Moving”
What a wonderful mural, Resa! I felt the power, strength, resistance, freedom and love emanating from each dancer. Beauty.
Excellent and perfect music to accompany this lovely piece.
I agree, Dale! I actually found this over a year ago, but there was always some nasty sun making shadows over it. I got lucky yesterday.
I have a massive crush on Lolly, the lead singer. When he’s playing guitar & singing….. wow! ⚡️💥
Love when the sun plays nice 😉
I can see why you’d have a massive crush. That guitarist next to him doesn’t hurt the eyes either.
Lol! The guitarist in black is Lolly’s brother, Pat. All the members of the band are of Mexican American and Native American heritage. I sure shows in their music! ⚡️💥
There ya go. Yes, I looked them up. It does show, that is for sure! 🧚♀️🌟
A dozen white roses just arrived!
See? So happy for you! xoxo
That is a great mural. I hadn’t heard “Come Get Your Love” in like forever. Our Pueblo indians have there own type of dances. When I was a teenager in 1974, we would watch The Midnight Special on Friday nights and then stay up and and watch old Godzilla, Dracula and other classic movies in B&W between chess moves into the wee hours of the morning. Fun teenage times.
I agree, Tim. It’s a wonderful mural.
All the members of Redbone are of Mexican American and Native American heritage. I feel it in their music.
Yes, this song takes me back, too.
Hey, I still get in the mood once in a while to watch Godzilla, Dracula and other classic movies in B&W into the wee hours of the morning. I never played chess, though. xo
Hi Resa and I hope you got a lot of Valentine’s Day cards and flowers. This mural gave me a central American or Aztec vibe but with the modernised twist with the geometric patterns (kinda bridging the ages of ancient Aztec and today). I wish my high rise had artwork like this but alas we just have magnolia coloured emulsion paint on the walls. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Tyeth! I did get 1 dozen white roses.
I agree with your vibe on the art. There have been many comments on that, and all are kind of on the same line. I’ve only bumped into2 high rises that have art in the entrance to parking. I still have to post one, but the artist was still painting when I shot what was done.
I need to get back there.
Wow, that is something, Resa. The photo’s are stunning and the mural is terrific too. 🐂
Thank you, Dahling!
🐂 OX 🐂
You are so welcome 🌺🐂🌺
Whoa. Them’s powerful words. 🌺🐂🌺🌺🐂🌺🌺🐂🌺🌹
(and lots for the oxen to nibble on!)
Yes indeed. OX food 🌾 🐂 💐 🐂🌷 🐂🌹🐂 🥀 🐂 🐂 🌺 🐂 🌸🐂🌻
Geez…. well, it’s all non fattening. OX OX OX OX
Ha ha ha I’ll have to change the diet then cause we want the OXen to be fat. OX OX OX OX
Hahaha! OX OX OX OX
OX OX OX OX 🍰
Marvelous mural but wouldn’t it stop traffic, not a desirable outcome. 😉. Alas, the video says it’s unavailable. I’ll try later.
Janet, I know this sounds crazy, but people walk, drive, skate, bicycle by murals all the time and don’t see them.
I’ve had people stop to look at me taking pics, then look to see what I’m taking pics of.
The looks of surprise on their faces is quite interesting. I’ve had people say to me that they walk by every day, and never saw the art before.
Spirits moving – love it and the description !
Agee, JT! I was lucky to find this! Happy Valentine’s!
Happy Valentine’s, dahling! What a strong mural. It reminds me depictions on ancient Athenian vases [https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/vase/hd_vase.htm], black and red figure technique on terracotta. Loved the video too!
Love & hugs your way ❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹
from Hera too!❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾
Wow! I checked the link. Definitely reminiscent.
The vases are gorgeous.
Big crush on Lolly, the lead singer.
Back then all of the band members were of Mexican American and Native American heritage. It seemed fitting for the post.
Love and hugs to you! ❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹
And Hera! ❤️🌹🧽❤️🌹🧽❤️🌹🧽❤️🌹🧽❤️🌹🧽❤️🌹🧽
So much life and feeling in this impressive art, Resa.
I agree! I walked for 2 hours before I found it, ready to shoot with no sun shadows on it!
Well worth the two hours, Resa! 🙂
Yes, my body is also a beneficiary! Nothing like a healthy walk.
Totally agree, Resa! I’m also an avid walker. 🙂
WOW!! That is an incredible mural. I felt its spirit moving me for sure!! I hadn’t heard “Come and Get Your Love” in ages. It was part of the soundtrack of my youth.
Glad you like the mural. I think it’s pretty cool.
The soundtrack of your youth…love that. I learned about this song about 10 years ago.
Not sure why I never heard it sooner.
That song was all over AM radio when I was in high school. Hard to believe that AM radio was once a “thing.”
Eeek! FM is now a “was” thing, too!
Now it’s Apple Music or Spotify, etc.
This mural is so full of movement, energy and spirit – I love it!
Have a good time and stay safe, dear Resa!
I love it too, Martha. Yes, let’s both have a good time!
Sending lots of warmth your way! xo
Happy Valentine’s Day Meece! This is spectacular, I love this so much. A beautiful tribute to tribal peoples! Such an awesome artist, thanks for sharing this! xoxoxo
It is a beautiful, and unique mural. The artist is new to me. Happy Valentine’s! ❤️🐭🐭❤️
Happy Valentines Meece ! I hope it was great ❤️❤️
I got 1 dozen white roses from N! Hope your Meece Valentine’s was full of love! ❤️❤️
That is so romantic ! I love that. White roses, wow! You deserve them. ❤️❤️🌹
Thanks Meece! He’s loved me for many years. I hope you had lots of love on Valentine’s and every day! xo🌹xo
I did get flowers. A mixed bouquet 💐. It was lovely. We are fortunate 🌹❤️🤗
Oh… it was music last night. Finished the last drawing of RR. Will send in a few mins.! xoxoxo
I just bread and saw it. Love it gf!
PS – I have a chat scheduled with “Toronto Life” magazine tomorrow. It’s about the Art Gowns. It would be amazing to get featured in it. I’m trying to get some stars, people interested in wearing them to The Toronto International Film Festival or Award shows.
I hope this link to an online issue works. I mailed one to myself, and it works in email. https://digital.emagazines.com/toronto_life/20220816/index.html?t=974a9a21-735c-4b85-bbdf-a577ad636d4e&utm_campaign=testlink_toronto_life&utm_source=EG&utm_medium=EG#p1
Thats awesome! I think it would be so amazing to have that work out. Those gowns are beyond gorgeous, they ( stars) would love them. Fingers crossed and positive vibes heading your way. Let me know how the meeting goes! ❤️
X ❤️🌺💗🌷🌸🌺❤️ O
You know that saying about how the spirit can move you? Well dang if it didn’t do just that with this magnificent mural. What a(nother) find by the lovely Resa!
It is a moving mural, for sure. I just love finding art in the street.
Thank you, lovely Marc! Muah!
You’re so good at it.
Wow! Gorgeous. Love it. It’s so graceful and filled with movement. What a great find. Just wonderful. ❤
Agree! It’s wonderful. xo
Hi Resa, what a fabulous find. This reminds me of the Egyptian artwork in many ways. The meaning behind this piece is also lovely.
I agree! I was thrilled to find this amazing mural! Happy you got to see it!
It is absolutely fabulous. What a find, lady xxxxxx
I’m still getting lucky! xoxoxoxo
I was just thinking that. It is a fabulous find.
I love the exuberance of these figures! They remind me of my older child’s art.
Thank you for sharing, Resa!
You’re welcome, Merril. It is a piquing piece of art. It reminds many people of different things/ideas. I’m sure it is meant to.
Yes, I’m sure it is.
The Anatomy and moving are brilliant. I love it. 🤗🙏💖🦋
I love it, too! Happy you got to see this. 🥰💫❤️
What a fabulous mural. So much movement! It makes me want to dance (or pose, Lol). What fun art, Resa. Thanks for sharing it!
You are welcome, Diana! It is fun and cultural. It is happy find.
Exquisite…and Ancient Greek art – influenced!
I see that. Marina sent me a link to some vases that are exquisite!
A beautiful mural, and a great musical selection to view it with. Both make you want to dance, Resa!
It is a fab find, and yes, dancing fools we are, Bruce!
A very interesting perspective and message, Resa. I believe that murals are a powerful visual tool for conveying a message. They can be used to express a wide range of ideas, from political statements to artistic expressions, bringing attention to social issues, to celebrate a culture or history, or to simply bring beauty to a public space. The most important aspect of mural art, in my opinion, is the ability of the mural artist to forge connections within a diverse community. Thank you for featuring this mural. I have explored Rajini Perera’s website. Very creative work.
Murals, as most street art, speaks.
Agree, sometimes they can bring social or political statements, sometimes something wonderful/beautiful to look at and grace our world.
I feel fortunate to live in a city that embraces public art at many levels.
Love your Gravatar!
Thank you Resa! I agree – our cities have embraced public art with enthusiasm.
Oof! That’s the biggest paste-up I’ve seen too, and I saw some great pastes in Paris a few years back. I like the ‘dance’ of it, and the message. Brilliant share, Resa, and kudos to the artist Rajni Perera 😎😍🤩
Beautiful Art Resa.. And how wonderful that the city is giving space and credit for such artwork to be show cased in public spaces… We need to brighten up our world with ART.. ❤ and Creativity.. ❤
I’m quite thankful that I live in a city that embraces outdoor art, of all kinds!
I believe arts make the world a better place!
Sending light and love to you, Sue! ❤
Totally Agree. 💖💕💖