Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Something Fishy At Christie Pits


I found this lovely Japanese-influenced mural painted on the side of the pool complex at Christie Pits Park, one of the larger parks in downtown Toronto. This spot had been the target of a lot of tagging and so a neighbourhood group, The Friends of Christie Pits, commissioned a group of local youths through their organization, "Under The Radar", to paint murals along the walls. It is quite an improvement! I will show you more of it later this week.

21 comments:

LĂșcia said...

I love street art, especially when there is a solid organization supporting young and talented artists. And I love fishes. ;-)

Eyeliquor said...

Awesome piece!

Jack said...

It is a sad commentary that art is now becoming defensive, protecting against vandals.

Linda said...

Yes, this is talent.

Virginia said...

OH I"m liking that mural too! I hope no taggers deface it ....grrr.
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La Principessa Errante said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! It looks like it has a fairy book quality to it as well, just fabulous

Paul in Powell River said...

Definitely better than being randomly tagged.

Regina K said...

It is a shame we have to deal with graffiti, but it is wonderful that we get street art like this.

Lowell said...

I really hate graffiti, but this is something else and something quite beautiful.

Randy said...

Its like big koi.

Carraol said...

Nice work!

Kitty said...

wow, I didn't realize there was so much street art in Toronto, RedPat. You surprise me again and again.

I can see this this work appealing to young and old art lovers. Lovely!

Gringo said...

Toronto may be worth a visit just for the graffiti alone!

VioletSky said...

This makes me wish I still lived near there!

... and my comments have a habit of disappearing. I will blame that pesky word verification.

llandudnopictures said...

The one on the right look like it's leaping straight through the wall!

Sharon said...

This is a beautiful mural! Some talent was employed here.

Halcyon said...

I really like this one!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So good, I really like it although the koi looks a little angry!

JM said...

As a tropical fish hobbyist I could only love this mural! :-)

EG Wow said...

I like this! It was a great idea to commission youths!

NixBlog said...

Beautiful street art!
You might like to check out my photoblog entry on Melbourne Graffiti:

http://nixpages.blogspot.com/2011/06/hosier-lane-vandalism-or-art.html