February 2021 - Hamilton ON
Artist - Aerosol Assemby
Friday we took a drive to Hamilton, about 65km from Toronto. The main purpose was a gluten free fish and chip I had found but had to add in some murals. There are many more murals on my list so we will have good excuses for more of the best fish and chips.
It was bitter cold out so we either took our photos from the car or we hopped out quickly.
No artist name found for this lovely angel.
By the same artist.
On the edge of the Hamilton escarpment, you’ll find an explosion of yellow, blue and green wrapped around this building at the corner of Concession and Summit that brightens up the entire neighbourhood. Completed in 2020, this mural uses artist Tim Nijenhuis’ signature “trick of the eye” style with each window lined with a ray of sunshine.
Artists Elicser and Nick Sweetman
A huge mural in support of the Black Lives Matter movement was completed in 2020. Organized by @multitaskii, a group of artists adorned the wall of the Mountain Lanes building with a striking image of Breonna Taylor, a portrait of the late civil rights activist and politician John Lewis and a representation of a sit-in at a cafe. Along the wall, there’s also an image of a little girl reading a book, among other symbolic images.
When local graffiti artist Scott McDonald created this tribute to front line health workers in the early days of the pandemic, he captured the emotion and gratitude we are all feeling. The mural was a collaboration with photographer Steve Haining and designer Scott Martin and has struck a deep chord in a city that is home to nine hospitals and hundreds of health centres.
The Beasley Badger on the corner of John and Cannon Streets is Bryce Huffman’s masterpiece. He spray-painted the mascot over the concrete soccer field as a symbol of the tenacity and resiliency of this downtown neighbourhood.