A before and after look at what can be done with an empty wall, a bit of paint, and a lot of chutzpa.
|LOCATION:||Woodbine and Danforth|
|PHOTO BY:||Nick Sweetman|
|FIELD NOTES:||At 105 feet long and 15 feet high, this renegade mural shows the creative potential of the many bare walls around Toronto.
From the artist: “This seemingly abandoned construction site, slated for condo development for years, occupies a huge piece of land on the South side of the Danforth. It’s separated from the street by a long plywood wall and serves no purpose to the community. When I saw its huge blue East wall, I decided I had to put something there that would question this waste of urban space. Inspired by the mixed urban-agricultural land uses I saw living and traveling in Asia, I decided to construct a landscape of rice paddies to suggest new possibilities for perceiving this space and its potential value.”