Garage door mural by Cesar AR for the 2023 KJ BIT Laneway jam, with the theme “GLOW.” Supported by Canada Council for the Arts and the Toronto Arts Council.
The theme of the mural is meant to highlight the city of Hamilton, the escarpment and views of the city, and the beloved Hamilton Ticats CFL team. Shopping locally and supporting local businesses has always been an important part of our mission, and so to commemorate that, we’re sponsoring a mural in Hamilton, Ontario near where FurnacePrices.ca was originally conceived and founded.
Artist Nick Sweetman in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation, Street Art Toronto, and 38 other artists transformed a tagged laneway into an outdoor gallery dedicated to drawing attention to the importance of our native pollinators like butterflies.
This new piece titled “PinCushion// Stay Afloat” is about the current state of our city as many businesses are forced to either close or struggle to remain open due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The design includes my signature elements of suspended geometry complimenting a flock of birds migrating through the landscape as a sign of ever-constant change. The organic nature of these objects floating carefully above what looks like “needle’ pointed mountains is a reference towards how careful and cautious businesses must be now (and this also relates to us) in order to stay above. To stay afloat and more importantly to stay alive.
Artist: Andre Kan
A pair of beautiful butterfly wings done by Ruth Hurdle.
Artist: Ruth Hurdle
A pair of Blue Jay wings done by Quest Art students.