Monday, March 22, 2021

Monday Mural

 I'm linking up at Monday Mural

March 2021 - Hamilton Ontario

After doing research into the history of the building, brothers Lester and Norman Coloma, wanted to honour the family owned and operated furniture manufacturer that once occupied this space. They painted labourers working hard to “lift a hammer”, symbolizing the grit and determination of Hamiltonians.


One of Richard Mace's most striking recent works is the minimalist mural art on the exterior of 140 Caroline Street South, now home to the brand new Chantilly Lace Bridal Boutique; and it also happens to be one of Mace’s personal favourites.

“I wanted to create something for the neighbourhood that would lift spirits and inspire optimism,” he explains. “The return of more birds of prey to the Hamilton area in the last 10 years is a remarkable story, and I view their re-emerging as representative of Hamilton’s rebirth and reinvention.”

A stark white background sits under massive monochromatic birds with wings spread in flight, accompanied by typewriter-style typography capturing messages such as ‘I told you that we could fly. We all have wings.’



  1. ...nice minimalist style.

  2. How creative this artist is, thanks for sharing

  3. How creative this artist is, thanks for sharing

  4. Both murals are beautiful and what a coincidence that they are both monochromatic.
    Thanks for participating in Monday Murals Jackie

  5. Hamilton really re-invented itself, didn't it. For years, I used to attend weekend retreats at the top of the mountain in a beautiful convent and a friend and I would run around Hamilton in the early morning and it was quite depressing then. Still the remnants of the industrial history clinging to her bones. She was quite used up. Love how she's now restored and freshened up.


  6. Wonderful murals today. I especially liked the first with the little man climbing the window frame, as well as the two huge figures.

  7. These are amazing murals. Both are beautiful and both are so different in design and style.


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