Three Sides of India

It’s on 3 sides of a garage.

I start with the face, because I adore it.

Love the reflection!

 Below is actually the first side I saw, as I walked up the alley.

I could have breached the fence, but it wasn’t necessary.

The face and Taj Mahal were on the garage door end. There was a car parked, and I couldn’t get in between.

However, I got this wonderful Taj Mahal reflection in the car.

You can see a wisp of the girl’s head scarf on the left.

The third side is gorgeous.

Pics taken by Resa – June 15, 2018

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: Is unknown to me at this time

Queen Frida

I start with a car roof reflection of Elicsr’s wall portrait of Frida Kahlo.

Artist: Elicsr

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907 – 1954) is remembered for her self-portraits, and paintings filled with bold colors & Mexican and indigenous culture .

Artist: Elicsr

I believe the title “Queen” comes from the idea that she is the original”Selfies Queen”. This article from “The Guardian”  Frida Kahlo: feminist, selfie queen, queer icon and style muse of 2017 is very interesting.

Artist: Elicsr

In 2006, Frida Kahlo self-portrait, Roots, was sold for $5.62 million at Sotheby’s, NYC.

Artist: Elicsr
Artist: Elicsr

Click on her name to learn more about Frida Kahlo and view some of her works.

Pics taken by Resa – May 16, 2018

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

This painting is quite old for alley art. Possibly 10 years. It has survived in a heavily tagged area.

Christ the Redeemer

Lucky shot! The rays & light arc are due to the sun coming up from behind the building.

This piece of street art is based on the Mount Corcovado, Brazil, statue of Christ the Redeemer.

   Built in the 1920s by Heitor da Silva Costa, it is an  art-deco statue designed by Paul Landowski.

Considered a symbol of Rio de Janeiro, Christ the Redeemer is the 5th biggest statue of Jesus in the world.

This was truly a challenge to capture. The dead end alley is very narrow, and filled with a host of debris and machinery. I shot from below.

I zoomed in.

I shot from across the street, which is why there are wires in the shot below..

I stood on a 2 foot high pile of collapsed, waxed cardboard boxes.

When I stumbled out of the alley, a car had parked in the entrance. Yay, reflections!

Christ the Redeemer was vandalized in 2010 by a house painter. He had tagged his head and right arm with graffiti.

Pics taken by Resa – April 22, 2018

Toronto, Canada

Artists: This painting is part of a project of 7 wonders of the world. Mike Kennedy became project coordinator. Many  artists, including students  were involved.

Mike Kennedy passed away recently. A memorial wall was painted by many of the artists he worked with. I will post that in the near future.

This statue became one of the Seven New Wonders of the World on July 7, 2007.

Easter Pigeon

There are Easter Bunnies & Easter Eggs, but all I have is a pigeon.

If the pigeon looks like it’s spraying graffiti, well, it is.

I think the colors look Easter Eggy!

This piece was unfinished when I found it on the side of a garage.

Pics taken by Resa – September 21, 2017

Toronto, Canada

Artist: Unknown at this time

Oh yeah! Easter Chicks go nice with pigeons. Have a fab long weekend!