A Tire Swing Story is a bite-sized "imagining" inspired by an object I discover while wandering. It could be a curbside trash gem or a message sprayed on a wall. A lost mitten, or an antique store find. Anything goes. I photograph the object and post them together, the story and its inspiration. There will be a new story every Monday and Wednesday. On Fridays, I'll discuss writing, life, love, and coffee. (In no particular order and maybe all at once.)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Casual Fridays: Roots and shoots

Hi guys. It's Britt. 
A few months ago, I was walking along a somewhat bleak little strip: the Lansdowne/Bloor underpass, when I discovered the coolest thing. The concrete walls are covered in beautiful botanical paintings:
  
I got home and did a quick search, and discovered that the paintings are the work of Toronto artist, Richard Mongiat. The Underpass Project, part of "Cultureworks" Big on Bloor Street Festival, June 21, 2008.

One of the things I love about these images is they seem to be working with the concrete, instead of trying to cover it up. I think the result is gritty and elegant at the same time.


What do you think? Do you dig this as much as I do? 
Have a lovely holiday weekend, story-makers. Promise me you'll eat more than one slice of pie.
Britt

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