Thinking I’d struck myth gold with this mural found at the University of Toronto, I sent pics to Aquileana, who had found murals about myths, as well. So was born our Greek Mythology/ Graffiti Murals Collaboration.
He really does look like the sun! His sister Artemis aka Selene looks on.
I am presenting the mural from left to right.
Next in the mural, there is a man behind a wolf.
I thought this would be the Olympic boxer Damarchus,who is also Lycanthropeis or the first werewolf.
It seems this couple is waving to us. I hope they don’t get fleeced by KHOLKIKOS. Hmm, did the ancients have high-rise cityscapes?
I’m not sure why the woman has 3 arms. Aquileana presented some insight. There is unity, divinity and the fact that 3 is both a lunar and solar number.
I see this in the artistic rendering that Aquileana did to a section of the mural. I see the woman’s third arm warming up the man’s inner soul. It’s very clever. Art begets art.
Behind the couple is MANTICORE. He is a lion’s body with a man’s head, and lion’s mane. Sounds a bit Sphynx-like as well.
Although he looks like a sweetie in this mural, don’t be fooled. Manticore was known to be deadly vicious.
I’m really excited to read Aquileana’s post. She is much more detailed. I have learned a lot about Greek Mythology from reading her blog. Otherwise, I would have thought this mural was just another pretty picture!
Aquileana is an Uber Blogger hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
She’s smart as a whip & I always have to read her posts 2 or 3 times. This is because I want to completely absorb all she has taken so much time to share with us. Follow Aquileana on Twitter. Click on the Bird & check out her page.
Butterflies, hummingbirds & wind also pollinate, but bees do the lions’ share. Click on the next 2 images, & see bees working in all their glory.
At first, when I saw this mural on Queen East, I thought “Gorgeous”!
Immediately thereupon, I wondered why the artist had a clock set at 11:00, & gears in the mural with the bees?
Then it hit me!
Bees, & all pollinators are dying off due to pesticides & herbicides. It is their 11th hour. After discussing this with Marina Kanavaki, she made up her April’s clock read 11:00 for this post.
On Art Towards A Happy Day Marina spreads the importance of all life on the planet. If you click on her clock, bees will fly you to its original “Diamond Four” artwork.
So, let’s view this mural’s details from left to right.
Hello! Don’t bee afraid of me! I’m pollinating for you!
There was a shadow growing across the smaller right side of the mural.
I feel it is nature adding her own poetry. (blows up nicely)
When I looked across the street, I saw that the clock & a bee were reflected in the windows of a library.
I see time & the bee, melting …. fading away.
I think that I shall never see, a mural pretty as a bee! (TY, Joyce Kilmer!)
Pics taken by Resa – March 19, 2017
Click on the S6 Logo & the bees will fly you to Marina’s boutique. I’ve bought tights, a clock, travel mugs & make-up bags, all with Marina’s art on them. The quality is very good. Keep an eye out for discounts & free shipping!
Michele Eastman holds a “Picture Book Pass It On” drive every year. Click on the logo to go to her blog’s article explaining the charity, and where you can find the address to mail your picture book donation. OR: Click on her name and go to her FaceBook page, where she is also working on the campaign.
Here is the book I bought!
All Charities are not Created Equal! It’s easy enough to research & find the good guys. Here are a few I respect, after doing some research.
Canadian Big Brothers and Sisters scored 4 stars or an “A” rating from various groups.
President Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let Girls Learn.
A society free from sexual and other forms of exploitation against children and women. Anuradha Koirala, founder of Maiti Nepal was a CNN Hero in 2011. A visit to the site is only for the strong of heart.
Helps more than children, but they help a lot of children They have 4 star ratings, and one website gave World Vision Canada a “B”