Photo by Michel Caron
A mural of the head and neck of a Canada goose that appears to come out of the red-painted body of the silo it is painted on.
Artist(s): birdO

Truly Two

The silo’s cylindrical shape serves as the conceptual starting point for birdO’s message; the necessity of a greater synchronicity between the natural and anthropomorphic world. birdO employs the use of his signature iconography in the form of animals and three-dimensional cubes to create a surreal trompe l’oeil effect that gives the viewers an immersive experience. It speaks not only to the aesthetic considerations of the artwork, but entices the public to explore the conceptual underpinnings therein. Superficially, the mural is a light-hearted tale of mystery and intrigue, but looking deeper, the contradicting birds can be viewed as an allegory of our struggle with how we perceive our relationship with the environment. With growing concerns over pollution and climate change, it is important to incite public conversation about our responsibility as inhabitants of the earth and our role within society and nature.

Where to Find This Mural

Location: 24 Jefferson Ave, Toronto, ON M6K 1Y4, Canada Get Directions