The Pocket Road Mural
Painting history on the pavement
Painted on: September 24th, 2016
Hours to complete: twelve
Gallons of paint: four
Length: 60 feet
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.
Chalk outlines began at 9:30am:
Once the grown-ups drew the outlines, an army of young artists showed up - to colour it in!
Notice the disco-ball effect of Victor's amazing mirror jacket!
One-on-one lessons in proper paintbrush technique:
Looking good! (notice the kid floating in mid-air, on the right....)
The sun went down before we were done, so we kept painting into the night - with work lights!
The final product!
photo by Lanrick Bennett Jr.