Myself and my art students spent our end of semester creating sidewalk street art in The Junction consisting of flowers, bees and butterflies at 7 street corners.
Mural by Elise Conlin, June 2021
Thank you to Bailey Nelson!
All four signal box locations explore Time in different ways; from traditional Chinese calligraphy with historical photos of Chinatown, and the history shared by Tsúùt’ínà artist about his ancestor Chief Bullhead and Fort Calgary, to stylised tigers inspired by the colours of Cantonese opera, to age-old medicinal remedies that have survived many generations, to contemporary Canto phraseology and street calligraphy.
A part of the StreetARToronto Outside the Box Program 2021.
Where We Find our Roots celebrates the incredible beauty of the Don River and its surrounding waterways–paying tribute to the traditional keepers of the land, its current residents, and its potential futures.
This mural advocates for wildlife and water conservation by reintegrating the water, its inhabitants and local plant specimens back into the city allowing community members to reconnect with nature, water and the land they live on.