Hello and welcome to Weekend Coffee Share #52! I’m glad you’re here. Please come on in, help yourself to a cup of coffee, or tea, or hot chocolate at my coffee station and let’s chat.
Week 2/ 52
I hope you’ve had a good second week in January. Today I’d like to share some beautiful public art with you.
There is a string of nice parks along Toronto’s waterfront. Back in Fall 2021, I discovered colourful murals in some of these parks. The murals were painted on rectangular storage buildings by professional artists. I watched one artist painting over several days to complete her murals.
The storage buildings with locked doors look like utility sheds or tool sheds for Parks employees to store their tools for park maintenance. They vary in size. Each has four sides and the paintings are all different so it’s actually four murals per building.
Here are the murals on three storage buildings in Budapest Park at 1575 Lake Shore Blvd West.
- Location: West end of Budapest Park
- Artist: Morgan Groombridge @ Miss Morgan Illustration
- These fun murals seem to illustrate a dinosaur life cycle: Birth, Youth, Maturity and Death
Little Dinosaur Murals
- Location: Budapest Park playground
- Artist: Kseniya Tsoy @al.fergani
Whale/ Deep Blue Murals
- Location: East end of Budapest Park
- Artist: Rene (or Ren) Lonechild
The Medicine Wheel symbol is an emblem of North American Indigenous cultural values, tradition and spirituality. Its four colours symbolize:
- Yellow: spring, time of renewal
- Red: summer, time of youth
- Black: fall, time of maturity
- White: winter, time of death
Budapest Park is a very nice park with big trees, picnic tables, a playground, and a long boardwalk along the shore of Lake Ontario. These murals add more beauty and visual interests to the park.
Which mural is your favourite?
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