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Photo by Joanne Feely DeGraaf

Cygnet’s Dream

Mural Routes Member(s): Joanne Feely DeGraaf

Artist(s): Joanne Feely DeGraaf

Producer: Women Paint

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Completed: October 3, 2021

Cygnet’s Dream, part of Womxn Paint2021, North Etobicoke is based upon a personal retelling of the well known tale The Ugly Duckling. In the original story the cygnet was misidentified, misunderstood and mistreated by its community. My mural suggests a different narrative: allow the young swan to see its potential and feel accepted and supported by its community. This twist on the familiar anthropomorphic tale visualizes hidden potential, supporting the 2021Womxn Paint theme of “naturally resilience”. The Cygnet’s Dream celebrates inner strength, humanity’s relationship with the natural world and visualizes the important role community plays in the growth and well being of its community members.
Thanks to @artsetobicoke, @women_paint, @start_strretarttoronto, @stepspublicart and @muralroutes for their sponsorship and support.

Where to Find This Mural

Location: Rexdale Blvd. and Humberwood Blvd., North Etobicoke, Ontario | Get Directions