In the parking lot of Bell Media.
Pics by Resa – February 19, 2017
Although this mural s only 2 months old, it has been fouled with throw-ups.
Fortunately the t-ups are along the bottom, & I was still able to capture the best parts.
Below is a Pano shot, which shows some of the damage at the bottom. Any further back, and trees get in the way.
Pics taken by Resa – August 22, 2018
The artists: Jieun, Giova & Pablo West
Although somewhat obscured by trees, below is a far shot that shows the full extent of the fouling
Oscar Peterson anchors this 22 story high mural in downtown Toronto.
This mural features the entertainers (Canadian & American) and the venues that were popular in Toronto’s yester-years.
It was impossible for me to capture images that are 22 stories high, but I made a stab at it. To the left, and above Oscar, we have B.B. King, who played a lot at The Colonial (a long gone fave spot for blues and jazz)
Shirley Matthews, an Ontario Performer, was a popular fixture at Club Bluenote.
Gordon Lightfoot was playing at Steeles Tavern when America discovered him. He moved on to Toronto’s prestigious Massey Hall after that!
By the 11th -12th story, Muddy Waters is looking somewhat muddy.
Jackie Shane, American in hiding for many years, has made a comeback to Toronto. We welcome her!
Above her is Dianne Brooks, Glenn Gould and Ronnie Hawkins. Besides my camera not having a telescopic lens, there were bare tree branches. By the blurry top, it was all branches.
Pics take by Resa – November 18 2017
The Artist: Adrian Hayles
Here is Adrian Hayles’ artist rendering, before the fact.
Here’s the best of my far away captures. Pfft! Hey, there’s a side 2! That’s the next post!
It begins with the glint in an eagle’s eye.
Then we are taken through a First Nation’s experience, via this fabulous mural
A stunning Thunderbird, and other symbols mark the path!
I’m thinking this is a nicotine plant.
This wolf, and all of the animals depicted are A+
A beaver, Canada Geese and a Heron. (Or is it a Whooping Crane?)
A Brown Bear
Pics taken by Resa June 10, 2018
Artist: Phillip Cote
I managed to take the entire mural from across the street. I left the photo file large, so if you click on, it blows up beautifully.
“The wall with the judge was painted in the village of Son Servera, and it talks about the freedom of speech. A Spanish rapper was condemned to jail just for the lyrics of his songs… ridiculous.”
The wall “Congreso De Los Imputados” is about politics.
“At the entrance of the Spanish parliament (congreso de los diputados): I changed the word diputados for imputados, (that means imputed). There are 2 lions, so I painted 1 of them (changing the ball for a prisoner ball), to criticize the government and the corruption.”
On SOCIAL ISSUES
“I also attached the image of the last wall with my project “Som-Riu”. This week I’m gonna start another “Som-Riu” project in another village.”
SOM – RIU is a participatory mural project to aid people with intellectual disabilities. Learn more! Visit a previous GLaM post: SOM – RIU.
Sath’s sense of humor is precious, whatever he decides to say with it.
“By the way, this wall painting is the new Spanish gastrobar Broken Eggs by the Galician Chef Jacobo Astray, in Ekkamai. Great selection of wines, craft beers, amazing food and service. All for affordable prices! Buen provecho!”
The CANVAS below is titled: UNI-CORN
With LIVE PAINTING
“For the live painting shows, I paint in front of the public during music festivals. They can get tickets to win the painting with a raffle at the end”.
I asked Sath about the above shot.
“The organization in that case was called “renou col-lectiu” that in Catalan language means “collective noise”.
All art © SATH
All photos © via SATH
Sath hails from Mallorca (Spain). He uses spray & acrylic paint to create colorful pieces, slightly surreal. He uses figurative elements, & impossible situations or actions, but he never neglects the message.
Sath sent me a FaceBook link to a short sweet video of himself painting the wall below. I can’t seem to embed the video. It’s not on YouTube, but if you click on the pic below, it will take you to the video. If you do not have a FB account (like me) just click on “Not Now”. You will be able to view it!
The last part of Kingsway Royal includes a York County coat of arms.
It is on the bridge over the river where this man fishes.
Beyond the bridge is bucolic imagery of the area.
Many renditions of this type of home is still found in well kept order in this area. It is dark in the underpass, so they have these lights to help us see. I thought the way the capture of the light mixing with the tree is interesting.
Playing beside the house, and peeking around a tree are 2 children. The tree is on a corner of the underpass. the boy is on one side.
The girl is on the other side.
Robert Home Smith was a real person who was important to this area.
Pics taken by Resa – June 3, 2018
The Artist: Emilia Jajus