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In Hazel’s Eye : Fauxreel & Specter on Toronto Mural Under a Bridge

In Hazel’s Eye : Fauxreel & Specter on Toronto Mural Under a Bridge

Canadian Street Artist Fauxreel and Brooklyn’s Specter collaborated recently on a commissioned mural under a bridge to commemorate the 2015 Pan Am Games that are hosting world athletes right now in Toronto.

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Faux Reel and Specter. “In Hazel’s Eye” Collaboration in Toronto for the Pan Am Games 2015 (photo © Dan Bergeron)

An unwinding corkscrew of fluorescent magenta hues springs across the ceiling to capture the energy of the games and, says Fauxreel, to depict the energy of a 1954 hurricane (Hazel) that caused severe damage to homes, businesses, and wildlife here along the Humber River. In their own depiction of graphical data that is often used to illustrate weather-related events, the two superimposed the out-of-control graphic on the somewhat surreal natural scene.

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Faux Reel and Specter. “In Hazel’s Eye” Collaboration in Toronto for the Pan Am Games 2015 (photo © Dan Bergeron)

The mural is one of many spread along something called the Pan Am Path, an art component to the games. A social/community activist and observer, Fauxreel looks at the cataclysmic natural event and sees something positive. “As a result of this storm the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority for The Living City (TRCA) was born and spaces along the Humber, like Cruickshank Park where the mural is located, were redeveloped to the benefit of all Torontonians.”

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Faux Reel and Specter. “In Hazel’s Eye” Collaboration in Toronto for the Pan Am Games 2015 (photo © Dan Bergeron)

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Faux Reel and Specter. “In Hazel’s Eye” Collaboration in Toronto for the Pan Am Games 2015 (photo © Dan Bergeron)

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Faux Reel and Specter. “In Hazel’s Eye” Collaboration in Toronto for the Pan Am Games 2015 (photo © Dan Bergeron)

 

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