How They Met

Why does that fish have a peacock feather tail?” She asked as he sprayed more paint onto the wall.

“It’s a peacock fish,” he answered, his voice muffled by the filter mask that covered most of his face.

“But there’s no such thing,” she asserted.

“There is in my world.” His muffled voice was matter of fact. “In my world, there are peacock fish, and both the females and males have peacock tails.”

“But in real life, only the boys have fancy tails.” She wasn’t ready to leave her reality behind, as she stared at the unfinished female peacock fish.

“Your choice!” he replied.

She witnessed an ardent passion as he sprayed. She was compelled to look closer, then deeper into the mural. Suddenly she was a beautiful peacock fish, elegantly alluring the male who had attracted her attention. 

His voice broke her fantasy. “I’m done for the day.”

As the last word landed, she was back on the pavement, looking up at the painting. 

“Seems like I could just live in there, forever. Huh, well, my name’s Janie. You must be hungry. Do you want to grab a bite? I know a great place in this hood.”

“My name’s Cyan, and yes… maybe… but I’m covered in paint, and I really need to clean up first. He removed his mask. Where can I meet you in say, one hour.”

“Starboard Fish and Chips,” she laughed. “Oh, but I only eat chips, no fish, and they have a special deep fryer for the chips. No fish gets fried in it. 

Janie waited until almost closing time for Cyan, but he was a no show.  She was haunted by the experience all the next day. The day after that, she returned to the mural. Cyan wasn’t there. However, she was.

Janie was larger than life, looking more radiant than she had ever thought herself to be. Cyan had painted her into his mural, her long black hair an electric peacock’s tail. She was ephemeral, and a part of him forever.

BIG THANK YOU to GI, for inviting me to take a stab at her “How They Met”series.

Pics taken by Resa – Late 2013

Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

The Artists:  Sébastien Morissette & Patrick Moss

SATH – Art Angel: Just Ask the Kids

“I’m sure that art can transform spaces but also people!” -SATH

Photo: Antolín Avezuela

Above: “Team work! Wall in progress for Greenpeace Thailand.”

Below, the finished product: “Windmill is a project for Greenpeace during Wonderfruit festival, in Thailand, February, 2017.”

Artist: SATH & children -Windmill

When I first met SATH, he was involved in a project, SOM-RIU This is a  participatory mural project to aid people with intellectual disabilities at the Joan Mesquida Special Education Center, located in Manacor (Mallorca).

Artist: SATH & students – Som-Riu Project

This project continues, and here is the latest mural.

Artist: SATH & students – Som-Riu Project

“I present to you Caterina Infante, the student chosen by a raffle to be portrayed during the project Som-Riu of this edition. As always, a pleasure to share time and colors with the students.”

Artist: SATH

Above: “Student” painted in 2016, This girl welcomes you when you get into the office of Save the Children Thailand.

Below:  SATH got married in the summer of 2016. Check out his proposal!

Artist: SATH – Photo © SATH

When I asked him where this was he said:  “In front of my parents house! “ Click on the pic to read an article on SATH’s most unique proposal.

 Sath says: “I just moved back with my wife to Mallorca, my island in Spain. I will miss Bangkok but I’m really excited for the new projects here.”

Artist: SATH

So, what does SATH do when he gets back to Spain, he paints a child titled “Want to fly” at “Saladina art fest, in Mallorca.”    ‘

His sense of humor follows his dedication to children’s & human causes.  As seen in –  Monkey business | 2016 – I hate Mondays.

Artist: SATH

⭐ ⭐ CHRISTMAS IS AROUND THE CORNER ⭐ ⭐

You can now buy SATH’s art in prints & on many products at Society 6 I have bought many things from S6 & I must say the quality is excellent.

“Cheetah” on a tote

SATH, an acronym for Sandro Thomàs, is not just an amazing artist, he is a wonderful person.  The world needs a lot more SATHs. You’ll want to visit  SATH on FaceBook or on SATH’s Website

 

❤️ These 3 videos from Som-Riu will melt the “cockles of your heart” ❤️ They are about 3 minutes each.

Header Image: Bi-polar bear | 2015 – Thailand

Artists: SATH and Mauy

I have bought many products on Society6. The quality is excellent. Keep track of discount days & free shipping days. Sometimes both happen on the same day.

Click on LOGO to go to SATH’s shop.

I ❤️ SATH

 

1st Nations + Street Art = Kids

Cash Akoza has taken First Nations style art to a new horizon.

Artist: Cash Akoza

In an older, drab area of Winnipeg, Cash has added color and theme & brightened it up for all the kids who live there.

Artist: Cash Akoza

There are 5 painted walls, all in small area between a street and an alley. It’s a place where a lot of kids live. This one of the walls.

Artist: Cash Akoza

Click on the above pic to see the mural in all its glory, and it is glorious!

Artist: Cash Akoza
Artist: Cash Akoza

 

Artist: Cash Akoza

 

Pics taken by Resa – October 30, 2016

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Artist: Cash Akoza
Artist: Cash Akoza

 

KIDS’ MONTH 2017

I sent a book in!

Sweetman’s Sweetie

She lives in Underpass Park.

Artist: iNck Sweetman
Artist: Nick Sweetman

She is a bit intense, but then she does live next door to the “Ask About Our Daily Special” dude from my last post.

Artist: Nick Sweetman
Artist: Nick Sweetman
Sweetman #0
Artist: Nick Sweetman
Artist: Nick Sweetman
Artist: Nick Sweetman
Artist: Nick Sweetman
Artist: Nick Sweetman

Nick Sweetman also painted the first part of Wild Side One Done depicting the animated spray cans and art supplies & signed it under the shrimp.

Artist: Nick Sweetman
Artist: Nick Sweetman

Pics taken by Resa, November 16, 2015

Toronto, Canada

Underpass Park

1AUPPI

The Artist’s signature: Nick Sweetman

Sweetman #8

Artist: Nick Sweetman
Artist: Nick Sweetman

RIP, Dear Sister

My sister, Jacquie, passed away. She was the most beautiful, with the longest hair.

RIP Sister #1

My dearest niece, Sherrie is her daughter. Sherrie is my muralling partner, & responsible for the shots you see on GLaM of me taking pics of graf.

RIP Sister #2

This image, taken outside a beauty parlor, is the perfect representation of Jacquie. May your afterlife be as beautiful, dear sister.

Pics taken by Resa – June 21, 2015

Toronto, Canada

RIP Sister #3

Fafi & Friends – Miami Sixteen

Fafi is from Toulouse, France & her paintings are Fafinettes.

Artist: Fafi
Artist: Fafi – Photo © Norman Orenstein

This is the corner of “Wynwood Walls” that this “Fafinette” Lives in.

Photo © Norman Orenstein
Photo © Norman Orenstein

Thanks again to Norman for this gift of GLaM from Miami!

Artist: Neuzz - Photo © Norman Orenstein
Artist: Neuzz – Photo © Norman Orenstein
Artist: Interesni Kaski (Aleksei Bordusov and Vladimir Manzhos, a duo from the Ukraine)  - Photo © Norman Orenstein
Artist: Interesni Kaski (Aleksei Bordusov and Vladimir Manzhos, a duo from the Ukraine) – Photo © Norman Orenstein

From Wynwood Walls

Pics taken February 25, 2014 – Miami, Florida

Artist: Fafi
Artist: Fafi