Make Art Not War

More art from Toronto’s Graffiti Alley’s artists’ peaceful protest.

The straw that broke the camel’s back.

I believe this black panther is by Nick Sweetman.

There is LOTS of writing in the alley. I couldn’t capture it all. Sometimes the lane was too, narrow. Also, there was a portrait of MLK JR. coming up & I was running out of battery.

James Baldwin – “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

Smaller bits from the alley.

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Pics taken by Resa – June 15, 2020

Toronto, Canada

Some of the artists:

I can’t breathe

Paste-Up Power

On my walk to Graffiti Alley, I spotted this beauteous paste-up in a window.

Pasted on the inside, you can see the glue around the edges.

I adore all of the rich details.

Lo and behold, there was the beauty, again, in Graffiti Alley. I had just finished shooting what I posted yesterday.

Again, pasted-up, this time on what seems a mud cloth pattern.

There’s more art along this wall, but I’m skipping to the end of the alley. I make a  right turn, into a scaffold tunnel. It’s mostly filled with writing, and there’s not enough space to back up and photo each piece.

In this narrow tunnel, I find the beauty, again. However, this time it’s a totally new version of the paste-up.

I squished in some angled shots, as there was no room to back up for a dead on.

The details are fantastic.

Pics taken by Resa – June 15, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

MOGA

Found this in Graffiti Alley, yesterday.

Make Outside Great Again = MOGA

Then on the way home I grabbed a shot of a bit of the tent city on my street. I saw a child about 4 years old in it, and a man in a wheel chair. Good News… there’s a second tent city across the street.

Pics taken by Resa – June 1, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

Could be “The Half Decent” or maybe that’s a comment on the subject of the art by the artist?

Okay, closing comments here. I’m off to do a more pleasant post on Art Gowns, finish reading/escaping into a book by Shehanne Moore and drawing heroines!

Love and Peace to All!

Prince Paste-Up

I don’t find a lot of paste-ups any more. However, in this time of Covid, the paste and run mentality makes total sense.

I adore Prince, and was beyond thrilled to find this.

It’s brilliantly pasted over a throw-up. I loathe throw-ups.

My fave Prince song, and one of my fave vids….ever!

Pics taken by Resa – May 19, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The artist is unknown ❤

I’d love to see your fave Prince song/vid. Please post the link & not the actual video in your comment. A Frank Angle taught me that… so my browser won’t crash.

You enter the link, but add 1 character after the link. It will come out a link, and not a vid! Don’t worry if you didn’t get it right. I’ll make it right! Love & Peace!

 

Queen Hera

Be still my beating heart! Is that Hera, Marina Kanavaki’s doggie?

I’m sure it is!

Marina rescued Hera from a shelter. Who wouldn’t be tail wagging happy if Marina rescued them?

I think Marina said they called her Queen at the shelter.

An obvious assumption.

Oh yeah, there’s other bits in this alley mural.

Different, huh!

I may have over shot, but it is Hera, after all!

I wanted to make sure I got all of the angles!

Pics taken by Resa – May 7, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

PORTRAIT OF HERA BY MARINA

Marina, thank you for all of the pics you sent me for the post!