Posts Tagged ‘Philip Saunders’

There used to be this birdo mural (aka Jerry Rugg) on the northeast corner of Borden and College….

birdo street art on a rust coloured brick wall. Two animal like creatures in greens, blues and rusts. They are larger than life size, taking up most of the side of the building, up to the second storey level.

It’s gone now; replaced by this painting:

mural on the northeast corner of Borden and College streets

There are a few animals such as this blue bull in the mural with a lot of textual stuff.

blue bull in a mural, with lots of text throwups around it

below: There is also what looks like a little green humanoid squatting in the corner.  Are those UFO’s in the mural as well?

green alien humanoid figure squatting

below: Across the street is another animal theme mural; this time, it’s pink pigs.

mural of two fat pink pigs

Just north of College Street, Cyril Lane runs east from Borden.  Back in April 2015 I posted about some of the street art that I saw in Cyril Lane.  There haven’t been too many changes in 6 1/2 years but I thought that I would ‘update’ the photos from this lane just the same.

traffic signs on a pole in front of red brick rowhouses, Cyril Lane, plus no parking

below: I think it’s still trying to say something – and has been since before April 2015.

street art painting of a large white ckull with yellow teeth and a blue word bubble coming from its mouth

below: These two people date from the summer of 2015 and you can see what they looked like when new in this blog post (click).  I am not sure if the paint was purposely removed from the eyes or if that was an area more prone to peeling.

mural on an orange brick wall, two men with short black hair and very pink faces, paint has peeled away from or been removed from the eyes

below: Also from the summer of 2015 (there are actually 3 men in the mural):

part of a mural, two men with short hair, one has his arm around the shoulder of the other, head and shoulders view

below: Yoda peaks out from behind the wall.

a little green yoda like figure with a red baseball cap, peering out from behind a door

below: a face in blue and white by Philip Saunders

blue and white line drawing of a face on a brick wall

back of kaiser hotel, with philip saunders paintings of heads on two levels, other paintings there too

looking westward on Cyril lane, behind kaiser hotel

backs of upper levels of red brick houses, seen from an alley behind

A while ago, a group of street artists took over Graffiti Alley and painted a number of murals and street art pieces dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement. This is a large sample of the work that was completed as part of that project ‘Paint the City Black’.

Graffiti on a wall in Graffiti Alley including the words Black Lives Matter

below: A tribute to Breonna Taylor by elicsereliot

a mural featuring a portrait of Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was killed by police in the United States, Her name is written there as well

below: Martin Luther King Jr with “Police brutality ends now.  RIP Jamal”

A portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. painted in a mural, along with words in green paint that say Police brutality ends R I P Jamal

below: Free the Revolution

A mural in Graffiti Alley, a black bird with a dark blue beak, with the words Free the Revolution

below: A Lovebot heart supported by a black hand a white hand working together.

A mural in Graffiti Alley, A red lovebot heart with tow hands under it and appearing to hold it up, one hand is black and the other is white

below: No Justice, No peace, a mandala by Opola Karim

A circular design in light grey on black in a flower shape with words under that say no justice no peace

below: A mural by @sumartist (Paul Glyn-Williams) – I can’t breathe, the last words of George Floyd, surrounded by the words “But we can hear you”.

A portrait of George Floyd who was killed by American police in Minneapolis, with lower part of his face covered with a black mask with words I can't breathe written on it.

below: A poser bunny

poser bunny mural in graffiti alley, giving peace sign, beside words that say black lives matter

below: RIP Jamal Francique by bubzart (aka Bubzlitto Brigante).  Jamal was shot by Peel Region police earlier this year.

tribute mural to the memory of jamal francique, with his portrait

below: A portrait of James Baldwin (1924-1987) painted by Phillip Saunders.  Baldwin was an American writer and activist.

portrait of James Baldwin, mural in Graffiti Alley, by Phillip Saunders

wall in Graffiti Alley, back of two storey building with exterior metal stairs, wall is covered with graffiti including words R I P to the black lives taken by police

below: A large paste up by Adeyemi Adegbesan

black and white and grey tones pasteup graffiti by yung of a woman with a hat that is a bird's head and large beak, many chains around her neck and her eyes are covered, lots of flowers covering the back of her head and neck

below: Leyland Adams painted this portrait of Malcolm X.
“You don’t have to be a man to fight for freedom.
All you have to be is an intelligent human.”

mural dedicated to Malcom X with his portrait and one of his quotes

two faces in two murals adjacent to each other, one is of a young woman and the other is a boy

mural of woman in bright colours, reds and pinks, wearing a blue mask, tribute to health care workers.