A year and a half ago, I went out searching for this mural.
It’s in the area between Queen & King Streets, but I couldn’t find it. There was construction everywhere: demolishment, cranes, scaffolding and I figured, it’s gone!
A couple of weeks ago, I was in in the same area. Construction had evolved. I look down an alley and see this splash of colour.
As I got closer, I thought it’s like Holly. It’s not just that it’s as pretty as Holly, but it’s the 2 personas, and the blonde and red hair. I draw Holly in 4 characters: Rene Rosso & Princess Blue Holly (both red heads), Art Gowns Model Holly & Boogapony Holly (both shades of blondes).
Then, when I stepped back and looked the entire mural, I realized it was the one I had tried to find, a year & half ago.
There are a lot of elements to this mural, all depicting the rich cultural tapestry, that defines the area.
At the bottom left, as we look at it, there is this neat fairy fiction person. Unfortunately it was tagged. I cleaned it up as much as I could for this presentation.
To the left of the Queen of Hearts are 4 creative types. I have put them in a slideshow, below.
To celebrate these minor players in the mural, and finding the Queen of Hearts, I chose a song by Queen!
To the right of the Queen of Hearts, are 4 more alternative/creatives. Find them in the slideshow, below.
To celebrate those characters, I choose a song by Heart. Now we have a complete musical, Finding the Queen of Hearts.
Hope you’ve enjoyed the Queen of Hearts, as much as I have!