Reggae, the King’s Music

I went to a unique area of the city to get this fab Reggae mural.

Artist: Adrian Hayles

When I found it, it was in a parking lot filled with cars. Yay, reflections!

I only knew basic history of Haile Selassie. However, if you are interested, as I was  you can read the BBC article: Rastafrian Beliefs Regarding Haile Selassie

Artist: Adrian Hayles

Moving on, it looks like Bob Marley leading into Haile Selassie …

Artist: Adrian Hayles

… which forwards into ..

Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles

The Skatealites

Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles

Then the final fab bit.

Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles

The full length of the mural is fantastic!

Artist: Adrian Hayles

Pics taken byResa – January 11, 2018

Toronto, Cananda

The Artist:

Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles

A Funny Thing Happened when I Found the Mural

I heard about this Fox & Owl, in the Ossington alley.

Artists: Shalak Attack & Smoky Bruno

I knew where it had to be, so I went there. I came home, unsuccessful, but returned a few weeks later.

Artists: Shalak Attack & Smoky Bruno

I re -did the alley, to no avail. I turned around to go home. Don’t know why, but I looked up. The reason I hadn’t seen it, is that it’s almost 3 stories high.

Artists: Shalak Attack & Smoky Bruno

However, no matter where I stood, I could not get in the entire piece. I tried finding new spots to shoot from. When I got to the end of the alley, I saw a house for sale. There was an open house in 1 hour!

Artists: Shalak Attack & Smoky Bruno

I’m always looking for an investment. Yay! There was a deck on the back of the house!

Artists: Shalak Attack & Smoky Bruno

Pics taken by Resa – July 23, 2017

Toronto, Canada

The Artists:

For Emmie

I heard about a cat painting on an electric box.

Artist: Alexander Bacon

After walking for an hour with no luck, it was right in front of me. It wasn’t on a box, it was on a silo!

Artist: Alexander Bacon

 I fell in love, and knew it would be for Emmie, even though Emmie looks completely different.

Artist: Alexander Bacon

Emmie (Emily) is Georgiann’s Cat

Artist: Alexander Bacon

The silo is round, and I wondered what the cat was looking at.

Artist: Alexander Bacon
Artist: Alexander Bacon

AHA! A robin!

Artist: Alexander Bacon
Artist: Alexander Bacon

I even lucked out with an art shot when the sun came out for 30 seconds.

Artist: Alexander Bacon

Pics taken by Resa – January 21, 2018

Toronto, Canada

Artist: Alexander Bacon

Graf Artist Bacon w/ ?

It’s an old piece in a parking spot, in an alley in Cabbagetown.

I’m sure the graf writing says BACON. There’s more obscured by the trees.

So, 2 artists probably worked on this.

Cars might block some of the art, but the reflections can be wonderful.

Pics taken by Resa – June 26, 2017

Toronto, Canada

One of the Artists:

Maybe Jarus is the other.

 

Boogapony Holly

I found this in an alley, & it made me think of Holly from House Of Heart

Artist: Nicolas Canon

I sent a pic to Holly and asked, “Does this look like you?” She answered positively yes, then mentioned something about ducking lightening.

Artist: Resa

Then I muttered I should be doing graffiti tours in Toronto. Holly said she’d drive the bus. Well, one thing lead to another, and we formed the Boogapony Dancers.

Artist: Nicolas Canon

Of course we would need the perfect outfit to dance in front of graffiti, street art and murals. We came up with the outfit you see here.

UNPLUGGED for acoustic music

Artist: Resa
Artist: Nicolas Canon

PLUGGED for electric music

Artist: Resa
Artist: Nicolas Canon

Alley Art pics taken by Resa –  December 27, 2017

Toronto Canada

Pics of sketches taken January 15 & 16, 2018