Photo by Cassandra Rudolph @cassrudolph
Artist(s): Julia Prajza

Lilies of the Water

Mural Routes Member(s): Julia Prajza Completed: September 2021

Inspired by the resilience of the natural world, this mural highlights nature’s survival through harsh and changing conditions of our urban environments.

Like nature, a human life’s journey isn’t always flowing easily towards our hopes and dreams, it often ebbs towards feelings of being lost and confused. This is part of the beauty of life and our perseverance; like a tough water lily thriving in its unique environment. After all, blossoming water lilies have emerged from the mud, evolving over many years to survive.

Painted for “Women Paint Riverside” with 20+ other murals which can be found in the laneway just north of Queen St. at Broadview, east to the end of the parking lot and west to Munro St.

A heartwarming thank you to the amazing folks who made this possible at East End Arts Organization, the wonderful Bareket Kezwer, Women Paint, the Riverside BIA, Native Women in the Arts Organization, and Street ARToronto.
Video reel of the mural process

Where to Find This Mural

Location: Laneway behind 732 Queen St., Queen and Broadview Toronto ON M6J 1E9 Get Directions