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The Pocket Road Mural

Painting history on the pavement


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Painted on: September 24th, 2016
Hours to complete: twelve
Gallons of paint: four
Length: 60 feet

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Design: Cesar Rodriguez
Installation: Victor Fraser
Local Coordinator: Gemma Parker
Project Coordinator: Dave Meslin
Supporting Partners: StreetARToronto, The Pocket Community Association + Laidlaw Foundation.

 

We started with a very ambitious design!  The film strip represents the history of the area, from natural ravine, to orchard and farmland, to brickyard, to the Greenwood TTC Subway Yard and finally a modern day depiction highlighting the area's much loved foxes and the Phin Avenue Parkette.

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Chalk outlines began at 9:30am:

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Once the grown-ups drew the outlines, an army of young artists showed up - to colour it in!

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Notice the disco-ball effect of Victor's amazing mirror jacket!

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One-on-one lessons in proper paintbrush technique:

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Looking good!  (notice the kid floating in mid-air, on the right....)

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The sun went down before we were done, so we kept painting into the night - with work lights!

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The final product!

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                                                                                                                                           photo by Lanrick Bennett Jr.

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