Posts Tagged ‘vine’

Three Sisters – both literal and allegorical. Three women, each with a vegetable, and these three vegetables, corn, squash, and beans, are the three sisters of indigenous agriculture. These were the main crops of most North American native groups and they were usually planted together; together they thrived for thousands of years.

large mural by street artists tikay and aner on Dundas West, 3 indigenous women in traditional clothes with symbols, corn, squash, medicine wheel, flowers,

This is one of two murals by Paula Tikay and Aner Urra (aka tikay & aner) in the Dundas West area.   They are two indigenous Mapuche artists from Chile who were invited to come to Toronto to paint the murals.

close up of woman with long black braided hair, standing in the midst of a squash plant, with yellow flower, a squash, and many leaves, in mural

close up of two women in mural with cobs of corn and alarge green bean growing on a bean plant, lots of leaves

looking down a short narrow alley with a large colourful mural on the left side, blue background with leaves and vines in the foreground

a window in a brick wall, Raptors flag inside but shows backwards outside, mural painted around the window in blues with green leaves and vines

The project was organized by Rodrigo Ardiles (of the Dundas West Museum).  This neighbourhood was chosen because of its ties to the many immigrants from Chile who have found a home here as early as the 1970s.   Children from the nearby Alexander Muir / Gladstone Avenue Junior and Senior Public School and The Grove Community School had some input on the mural.    Also involved was StartARToronto.

looking down an alley with old garages on either side.  A tree with orange and red leaves is in the picture too.

Fall colours in a lane near Queen West and Bathurst.

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Two sunflowers on a sunflower plant with big green leaves.  The sun is shining from above so the leaves look translucent.

sunny sunflowers

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Leaves in reds and purples are hanging in front of a red garage door - close up shot

autumn vine in front of a garage door

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Trees with autumn foliage in a cemetery with lots of light grey  tombstones

A quiet corner of Mount Hope Cemetery in the late afternoon.

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A bicycle is leaning against a wood fence and a green wall.

parked in the alley

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close up of a few leaves and the shadows that they make on a orangish wood wall.

shadows and grain

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A front yard has autumn decorations - straw men in funny hats and patchwork clothes.

straw men in the garden

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A storefront, Bobs Garden Centre, with four rows of large potted plants, colurful flowers, for sale.

Bobs Garden Centre with pots of colourful autumn mums for sale
Their blog.

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There are two tall locust trees with small yellow leaves.  Some of the leaves have already fallen and they are on the ground, and on the cars parked in the driveway.

Raining little yellow leaves in Scarborough

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fall coloured leaves at night, light is from a streetlight.

leaves under the streetlights