Fake Street Art

I saw a sliver of this eye from a half block away. It was in a side lane, a perfect place for street art.

I hate jay-walking so I went 1 block back to the street light. I arrived at the art ‘s lane only to find a locked gate; behind parking for 2.

1/2 a block away I found a semi blocked off path/slot between 2 buildings.

50ft. later I was in a dead end lane, but it lead to the eye.

The Eye lead to the cheat – Valentino

Broken hearted, yet intrigued … why is the art so catchy, yet inaccessible?

A person like me might do what I did to get to see the art, only to realize it is a Valentino ad.

Was I baited?

Pics taken by Resa – June 14, 2022

Toronto, Canada

Vudu Cat

Christina Mazzulla is a wonderful artist, with a particular passion for her Vudu Cats.

I adore all cats. They are earth’s most capable hunters. The skull on this kitty’s head makes sense.

I wonder what cat people think?

This Vudu Cat is all cozy in hand knit sweater, and surrounded by flowers, bunnies  and hearts.

This graf mural is a collaboration with C. Mazzulla & Wysper.

I can totally read his writing.

Not sure who the artist of the below is. It’s right beside Vudu Cat. Mandala like, it made me think of Stephan Graham at Mandala Vihara

Pics taken by Resa – December 1, 2021

Toronto, Canada

The Artists:

Christina Mazzulla & Wysper

Femina Centurio et Noctua

I fell in love with this. It added an hour to my walk.

I was in a mostly empty streetcar, when I saw it pass by.

What were my chances of getting another empty streetcar, when early rush hour was impending?

Two stops later, I got off, walked back and spent a half hour shooting. I then walked the rest of the way home.

I’ve been hoarding it, ever since.

Even the darn dumpster doesn’t ruin it.

Pics taken by Resa – June 22, 2021

Toronto, Canada

The Artist(s)

It’s hard to see an owl, and not think of Tim – Off Center Not Even

RAT or Possum or?

Used to be there were lots of rat and skull art in the alleys.

They have gone out of style. Recently skulls are popping up here and there.

I found my first rat in Graffiti Gallery in Winnipeg, when my niece Sherrie was driving me around muralling.

It was near Hallowe’en. The rat was on a pumpkin. I vowed to dedicate all rat posts to her.

Thrilled, I sent her a pic of this rat, immediately! Her hubs said Possum.

I dedicate this post to Sherrie, just in case it’s a rat!

Pics taken by Resa – May 18, 2021

Toronto, Canada

The Rat? Artist:

With help from:

BSM = Body Soul & Mind. (I’ve met him a few times)

IBC – I don’t know.

The writing Artist- InSight (I can read it! He’s been around awhile)

Purple Faze

I finally made my way to Graffiti Alley, as my ankle is mostly better.

We are in a Stay At Home Order, so there was not a lot of new art. We are allowed to go for walks. This was a 2.5 hour walk.

This piece of art is new!

It’s paint over paint, paint beside paint and paint to go with someone else’s paint.

So, I don’t know who did this when.

 The artist who painted the face, may or may not be who painted the words.

Graffiti Alley is a shrinking network of lanes and alleys in the Queen West area. It’s shrinking to make way for development.

I’ve had some great times here.

I found Gigi in another alley on the way home! Love you, Gi! You deserve to be part of all this sweet and gorgeous alley art!

Pics taken by Resa – May 10, 2021

Toronto, Canada

Face w/ Cat Bonus

I liked this a lot when I found it in Kensington Market.

It fell into the un-posted hoards in my photos archives.

Due to the lockdown, I haven’t been able to leave my extended hood for over a year.

Holly – House of Heart suggested I comb my photos stash. I found about 50 pieces. Thank you, dahling!

The Artist:

CAT BONUS

This cat has been on top of the world, ever since I can remember. It’s on the way out of Kensington Market, on Dundas West.

Hopefully the stash will help until some more art pops up in my walking zone.

Pics taken by Resa – February 3, 2020

Toronto, Canada

Cat Artist is Unknown at This Time