Photo by Khaula Mazhar
Artist(s): Khaula Mazhar

Hajra

Mural Routes Member(s): Khaula Mazhar Completed: October 2021

This mural is part of the Womxn Paint 2021 North Etobicoke project themed around resilience. Since the neighbourhood has a large population of immigrants, South Asians in particular, I used an image of a young South Asian woman in her traditional attire appreciating nature. Adjusting to her new world, like so many immigrant women she is naturally resilient and looks for something familiar to give her hope and strength. Nature is something that we love and appreciate in any part of the world, and it makes an appearance in so many classic western and eastern paintings, our love of nature is something that connects us all, it can bring us together and strengthen community. The style is a contemporary twist on Mughal art inspired by the whimsical and imaginative work of South Asian artist, Hajra Mansoor, who is the pride of the South Asian community.

For more information on this mural visit:
https://www.womenpaint.org/2021northetobicoke

Where to Find This Mural

Location: 680 Rexdale Boulevard, Etobicoke, ON, Canada Get Directions