Overcoming Adversity: Vietnamese Refugees Mural

Winnipeg’s Mural Of The Year – 2015

Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Manny Wiebe – This pic blows up, nicely.

Risking sounding insensitive; I respect the mural, however, it is not my fave from 2015. I feel it was politically judged, rather than artistically judged. I have felt this, or sometimes that the art and politics are both a recipe for winning MOY. If that is the criterion, then why did the Nellie McClung Mural not win MOY 2016? I adore the mural that won, but it has nothing on Nellie and her gals getting women the vote.

Photo © Sherrie Yager

Moving on: A truck blocked part of the left side of the mural.

Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Manny Wiebe

Here are some close-ups.

Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Manny Wiebe
Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Manny Wiebe
Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Manny Wiebe

Pics taken by Resa – October 27, 2017

Winnipeg, Manitoba

I had to go around to shoot what the truck blocked on the left of the mural.

Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Manny Wiebe

I shot the above Mountie & below, Tam Nguyen who owns the building the mural is painted on.

Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Manny Wiebe

Tam Nguyen receives his Canadian citizenship.

Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Manny Wiebe

Green Eye & Blue Eye Cat

This is one fierce kitty-kat!

So, as I’m capturing this, a same colored cat woman walks by. Perfect!

Now reading: Charles Bukowski on Cats

There’s a window in the cat’s mouth. It’s street art, working with what works.

Pics taken by Resa – January 2, 2017

Toronto, Canada

Artist: Unknown at this time

Blows up real nice!

David Suzuki

World-renowned geneticist, environmentalist, and an awesome Canadian, I salute David Suzuki.

For all of my life, David Suzuki has enthralled me with his TV show The Nature of Things

Now in its 55th season, these weekly documentary programs are still informing, chilling and more important than ever.

It’s not a flashy, or pretty mural. It is simply David Suzuki’s head on a wall in an alley.  Yet, I was honored to have found this mural on one of my expeditions.

It’s not a wonder that he has a foundation that supports and promotes the environment. Check it out! David Suzuki Foundation

David Suzuki is so amazing, he is in the Canadian Encyclopedia. David Suzuki in the Canadin Encyclopedia

Pics taken by Resa – January 11, 2017

The Art Groups:

Cat & Mouse

I had to flee a bunch of vans and a couple of trucks, while taking pics of a mural.

Artists: Sewp & Jonny Cakes

I was forced around the corner onto a wee side street, and found this bit of joy.

Artists: Sewp & Jonny Cakes
Artists: Sewp & Jonny Cakes
Artists: Sewp & Jonny Cakes
Artists: Sewp & Jonny Cakes
Artists: Sewp & Jonny Cakes

Pics taken by Resa- June 14, 2017

Toronto, Canada

The Artists:

Artists: Sewp & Jonny Cakes

 

 

Going My Jay?

These have got to be Blue Jays.

I found this in a skinny lane, across Harbord Street from where I found the garages.

I did my best to capture this 3 story mural.

However, due to the narrowness of the lane, and that a fab full shot could have been taken if I had stood in the middle of constant traffic, I went with this.

This is the second mural I have found with painted cut-outs on top of a painted background.

My heart beat faster than a bird’s wings when I found it.

Pics taken by Resa – May 28, 2017

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: