Photo by Michel Caron
A mural, painted on a silo, of a figure in a red sweater, looking away from the observer, standing in a natural landscape.
Artist(s): Emmanuel Jarus

A Red Fork

Completed: 2017

Jarus’ approach to the South Liberty silo emphasizes the human gaze within an area of industrial buildings and residential towers, reminding the viewer that nature is there if we just take a look. Much work has been done to conserve our trees in Toronto and rejuvenate areas with native species of flora and fauna. The silo encourages us to go outside. There is great potential in harnessing the power of these highly visible public spaces to evolve the public attitudes and celebrate a more inclusive notion of ecological literacy. As a realist painter, the narrative Jarus depicts communicates a palpable sincerity, a feeling that the story of individual spirit, is fresh and relevant to the metabolism of the neighbourhood.

Where to Find This Mural

Location: 2 Atlantic Ave, Toronto, ON M6K 1X8, Canada Get Directions