Monday, March 26, 2012

Jail Birds


This has to be one of my all-time favourite murals which I found yesterday in a laneway/alley behind Queen St West. Enlarge to see the funny details the artist has put on the birds behind bars - tattoos, shackles, bird detective, etc. I have come across a lot of these canary paintings but haven't found out the artist yet - will keep trying.
Update - the artist is UB5000 (aka Allan Ryan)
Taking part in Monday Murals. For more murals click here.

19 comments:

Halcyon said...

Very cute. And funny!

VioletSky said...

I LOVE this one!

Deb said...

Great mural, and if they painted it through the bars I am seriously impressed!

Eyeliquor said...

:)) Love it!

Paul in Powell River said...

Cute indeed! - nice find Red.

NixBlog said...

Jailbirds? Clever idea, putting the birds behind bars!

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

That is a totally awesome idea. you got some wickedly good murals where you live, and some even more talented people

LĂșcia said...

It's so cool to see a creative work like this mural! ;-)

Regina K said...

I think this is great, one of my favorites too!

La Principessa Errante said...

These are fabulous! Love the martini drinking, cigarette smoking sheriff too. Someone really has some talent. Great capture.

Lowell said...

The whole thing is a riot! I've never seen birds playing harmonicas or banjos before! It's the kind of mural you can spend some time with and still walk away feeling good!

Good job finding this one!

Jack said...

Do you think this mural was painted in place, behind bars?

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Hysterical. You can almost hear the lonesome sound of the harmonica. Love the tattoo. This artist has seen a lot of prison movies. Each movie cliche is lovingly and humorously included for our amusement. Thanks, Pat, for participating in this week's Monday Mural.

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Randy said...

Jailbirds, I love it.

Francisca said...

...And the cool cat lighting a cigar waits patiently for the jailbirds to get out... HAHAHAHA!

EG CameraGirl said...

AH! A mural that made me laugh!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent find Red, love the 'cool' bird on the floor in the sunnies!!

JM said...

This is so clever! Fantastic!