Artist(s): Alex Calder Karagianis

Save the Whales

Completed: July 2019

My mural features two types of whales found in Canada: the orca whale from the west coast, and the humpback whale from the east coast. I have always loved my vacations to the ocean, and in 2015 I took the Newfoundland ferry across the Gulf of St. Lawrence for the first time. On this trip I saw a shark, jellyfish, dolphins, and humpback whales in the ocean and I was amazed at how my perception changed of the ocean as a living habitat.
I was so happy to be accepted for a mural. This was my first independent street art project. Last year I completed the Mural Arts Career Development Program with Mural Routes, and this year I went back to university at OCAD. Both these experiences gave me the confidence I needed to take on this project. I had dozens of positive comments from passers-by and neighbours; other people honked and waved, and neighbours brought me glasses of water. It was a very encouraging experience, I can’t wait to paint more someday. Thank you!!!

Alex Calder Karagianis
Bell Box Murals Project
July 2019

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Location: Bernard Ave and Admiral Rd, Toronto ON Get Directions