Artist: Erin McCluskey

Fort York Blvd & Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto, ON, Canada

I wanted to create something bright and colourful that would be fun and evocative of nature. Whether it is placed next to a park or alleyway, my hope is that it will impart within the viewer the feeling of being immersed in a flowery forest. Each side is packed with foliage, making it view-able from every direction. I used a limited pallet with a focus on calming colours to help counter the stress of the city. I am looking to present a slice of idealized natural imagery as a backdrop to someone’s daily life, whether it be for an impromptu Instagram photo shoot or a point of interest passed by on a dog walk, I hope it helps brighten someone’s day.

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Mid-Century Modern Duke Heights

Artist: Sarah Alinia Ziazi

4465 Chesswood Dr, North York, ON M3J 2C2

This Bell box is a modernist twist on furniture design to invoke feelings of optimism about the flourishing of home furniture businesses in the area.

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All You Need is LOVE

Artist: Julia Prajza

55 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 0R6

As part of the The Bentway’s 2021 Community Incubation Program, I facilitated virtual workshops where participants learned basic techniques to prepare for the collaborative window mural. Based on the theme of community love, I created a fun and playful mural design with big, bold letterforms and intersecting shapes. Participants came out to paint and contribute to this massive window mural.

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The Neighbourhood of College West

Artist: Erin McCluskey

College Street & Brock Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

In this design of people in the neighbourhood, I wanted to make a busy scene that read from afar almost like abstract shapes and bursts of colours and when you come closer you can see that all of these shapes are people, the vibrant community, out and about on the streets of College West. Using a limited palette, I wanted to draw on my memories of the people I’ve seen in this neighbourhood from the many times I passed by these streets. I drew people of various ages and body types to represent the diversity in this neighbourhood. (Bellbox Murals)

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Dancing Fire

Artist: Erin McCluskey

Richmond Street West & Duncan Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Loose curlicue brush strokes rising and spiraling creating the effect of dancing fire. (Street Art Toronto – Richmond Street Cycle Track Barriers)

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Our Relations

Artist: Kseniya Tsoy, Mark Seabrook, Tito Medina

Montréal Road & Marier Avenue, Ottawa, ON, Canada

“Our Relations” is a community-engaged sculpturesque mural in Vanier neighbourhood of Ottawa that fused Indigenous and multicultural aesthetic representing the neighbourhood.

This was a collaboration between the lead artist Kseniya Tsoy, Anishnaabe artist Mark Seabrook and an installation artist Tito Medina, who are newcomer, Indigenous and refugee artists respectively.
This mural was funded by the Diversity in the Arts Program of the City of Ottawa and the Vanier BIA.

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