last year, my friend and Toronto area stencil artist/muralist extraordinaire Joel Richardson embarked on a mural along the dupont and Landsdowne underpass below the rail corridor. With the new mayoral Ford administration firmly in place it was mistakenly scheduled for graffiti removal and then soon after power blasted right off. An embarrassing oversight on behalf of the city. He was re-commissioned to paint the same massive wall and reached out to me to help in the restorative effort.
full coverage here. http://joelrichardson.com/blog/page/12/
It was an extremely inspiring process to be a part of and felt good to work on such a grand scale and step out of my normal ‘aerosol’ comfort zone. nearly everything I did on here was accomplished with Benjamin Moore housepaint donated to the city and dollar store mini rollers and brushes. We had a proposal and presentation meeting with the city and were unanimously approved to begin work based on the mock ups and sketches we presented. The money wasn’t right but I barely thought about pay, just enjoyed collaborating with Joel and tried my best to not over saturate the wall and let the natural beauty of the decaying concrete shine through and lend its character to our combined effort. More to come, some photos here credit- Joel Richardson. What you see above is the mural at it’s near halfway mark.