Sculpted Mural

Definitely not the prettiest mural I’ve ever found,

… but the most interesting technique.

The image is chipped, sculpted out.

Upon close examination, I see the original old brick wall.

There appears to be a thick layer of grey plaster, covered by a smooth, thin layer of off white plaster.

Not sure if the bits of colour are old layers of paint over the old brick, added at the end for effect or a combination of the two.

Once the image was sculpted out, a yellow sepia paint was added.

Makes me think of when I was a kid at school. We filled in an entire page of paper with a wild array of crayon colours.

Then we covered the colours with a thick layer of black crayon.

Then we made an image by scraping off the black, and leaving a design.

Pics take by Resa – April 5, 2022

Toronto, Canada

Artist:

VHILS

Click on pic to visit

Welcome to Dog Fountain!

Meow! I am your cat host for this special post about Dog Fountain.

When Resa arrived, this was what she saw. She was somewhat flummoxed as she realized she would have to shoot around the sculpture on a sunny day.

Street Art is flat. This was a new challenge.  Pics were taken at 1/4 points around the circle.

The fountain was built in 2017. You’ll see a lot of erosion for 4 years. Here’s the first 2 dogs Resa saw!

She worked her way around the base of the fountain.

Oh look! There I am, watching all of the dogs. Notice the golden bone atop the fountain!

Resa’s fave dog….. after me, the cat. Resa adores me.

This is a cute dog.

Round about the fountain go!

A cutie-pie!

So ends around Dog Fountain.

The last Doggie… on the ground.

Here’s a slideshow of the doggies in the fountain , on the first tier and on the second tier.

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THE GOLDEN BONE

Yeah! I’m the cat Resa saw on the way out!

Pics taken by Resa – September 27, 2021

Toronto, Canada

ABOUT DOG FOUNTAIN

Van Gogh

This portrait of Van Gogh is stationed across the street from the AGO. I immediately thought of Rebecca Budd – Lady Budd.

EEK! It kept staring at me, following me. I walked back and forth, thinking the head was being automatically turned. NOT!!!

Check it out! The video is only 18 seconds.

I also shot stills. I thought Rebecca will love this! She is such an arts aficionado, and I mean ALL arts and artists.

Then I thought of Marina from Art Towards a Happy Day, who is an artist, musician and does wonderful posts about classic artists.

Then serendipity happened! Rebecca interviewed Marina about art in a podcast on Tea Toast and Trivia, on July 19. I found Van Gogh on July 19.

I know you’ll love the podcast. Click on the pic of VG above, and go there!

I started at the other side in the 20 second video below.

Fascinated, I went up close.

Turns out the part of the face that follows is an indented sculpture, with some paint on it.

This is the only shot I have of this size close up, in an attempt to show you what I mean of an innie sculpture. LOL, I accidentally cut off most of VG’s left ear. Honest, I did not crop!

B O N U S  ST R E E T  A R T

On my way home yesterday, from another successful Street Art adventure, I looked down at the sidewalk, and there was a spirit of Hera. I think it looks like Hera! Hera is Marina’s sweet puppy dog.

Pics taken by Resa July 19 & 23 – 2021

Toronto, Canada

Artist is unknown to me at this time.