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Miscellaneous Urban Exploration Finds

Miscellaneous Urban Exploration Finds

These street art finds are all from March, April and May of this year. This is the ‘stuff’ that didn’t really fit into a particular category or theme. However, the ‘stuff’ is worth posting.. So I guess it’s filed up “Miscellaneous”.

Bike Artivism Street Art

Toronto Graffiti Street Art

I found this at a spot that I walk by quite often. Someone wheat pasted faces of people who I gather are cyclists. This particular intersection is heavy with cars. It wasn’t developed for cyclists or pedestrians. There was a little boy riding a bike who was struck and killed 2 years ago just below this spot.

This is a clever idea.. Unfortunately, it’s hard to read. I don’t know if the people waiting for the light to change in their cars can read it.

Some of the quotes

Toronto Graffiti Street Art

“Riding my bike brings me so much joy and happiness. My wish is for motorists to experience the joy of riding a bike and understand how their behaviour on the road takes away from that joy.”

“Cars pollute the earth !! Bikes don’t !!:

Toronto Graffiti Street Art

“Cars are big Cars go fast I am not”

Toronto Graffiti Street Art

“Im sorry we’re all in each others way”

“Cars are dumb”

Toronto Graffiti Street Art

“Cars, Look here ! Go Slow, Look Left Look me in the eye I’m only fleshy you are steely Look Out”

“Please don’t kill me thanks”

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“it makes me sad that bird migration patterns have shifted to mirror highways”

Toronto Graffiti Street Art

I saw it again this week and the paste up is hanging on. Hopefully, their message gets across.

March 24

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Wall Mural

Toronto Graffiti Street Art

Think I posted this.. but I got an even better photo of this wall mural.

Lauren Pirie Bell Box Street Art

Toronto Graffiti Street Art

I saw this by Lauren Pirie when she was just starting on it.. I finally went back and saw it again.

From her website:

“Lauren Pirie is a multidisciplinary artist, freelance illustrator, and muralist. She has been commissioned to paint murals in Oaxaca, Mexico, the Facebook Toronto headquarters, and recently curated a live mural event in downtown Toronto. Her work has appeared in magazines, galleries, installations, film, and children’s books”

April 10

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Wire Erwall Graffiti Burner

Toronto Graffiti Street Art

I don’t know who did this one. I’ve seen it a lot and it has never been tagged. Looks like it was done back in 2012.

April 10

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Nate Galbraith

Toronto Graffiti Street Art

He’s a sticker artist who goes by Sketch Nate.

April 12

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San Rafael ’71

Toronto Graffiti Street Art

I googled this van thinking it was going to be something really interesting. It’s for a marijuana company.

April 16

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Sticker Banquet

Toronto Graffiti Street Art

I learned that this is called a ‘banquet’. That’s when you see a bunch of stickers all together by different artists.

Here’s some highlights.

Toronto Graffiti Street Art

I think this is Doh Slaps

Toronto Graffiti Street Art

“Self – Aware Don’t Care” by Sketch Nate.

Toronto Graffiti Street Art

April 17th

Toronto Graffiti Street Art Found Here:

Please Think Graffiti

Toronto Graffiti Street Art

“Please think befor you speak”. There is no spell check in graffiti.

April 17

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Mouse Graffiti

Toronto Graffiti Street Art

This mouse is taking over !

April 20

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Arezu Studio Sticker Art

Sometimes when I see these stickers I check them out. Sometimes they aren’t very interesting.. This one by Arezu Salamzadeh was interesting.. I was pleasantly surprised. I found her website:

“Arezu Salamzadeh is a Toronto-born, Brooklyn-based artist who received her BFA Fine Arts, Honors, from the School of Visual Arts. Her work spans from performance and installation to video, bookmaking, painting, and more”

She had an art show around the corner from where I found her sticker. I wished I had checked it out in February.

April 20

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Indecline Sticker

Toronto Graffiti Street Art

You may have seen a few of these stickers by InDecline around town.

“INDECLINE is an Activist Art Collective founded in 2001. It is comprised of graffiti writers, filmmakers, photographers and full-time rebels and activists. INDECLINE focuses on social, ecological and economical injustices carried out by American and International governments, corporations and law enforcement agencies.”

April 20

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Chantal Leblanc Mural

Toronto Graffiti Street Art

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Toronto Graffiti Street Art

Toronto Graffiti Street Art

This is outside a school by Chantal Leblanc. It’s a mosaic and some of the pieces are mirrors.

Toronto Graffiti Street Art

I found her website: “Chantal Leblanc creates light-filled abstract paintings that are powerful and life-affirming. She achieves an ethereal atmosphere through juxtaposition of soft strokes of muted colors with energetic vibrant hues.”

This artwork depicts the Teachings of the Seven Grandfathers

 

Pole Art

Toronto Graffiti Street Art

The pole across the school has been painted as well.

April 20

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Beach Mural

This looks so nice in the middle of winter. I don’t know the artist.

Sloast Sticker Graffiti Art

Toronto Graffiti Street Art

Wasn’t sure if I posted this Sloast “See You” Sticker.

April 24

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