Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Our street mandala

The dead end street behind our park was transformed on Saturday by a neighbourhood project to paint a mandala with help from passersby. This idea comes from a few local artists including the woman behind the telephone pole art in Fernwood. She got a permit from the city to produce this painted circle and it makes a sweet statement in a spot that is often used for piling up trash.

Here you can see Beth starting to create the tree in the center of the mandala and a couple of helpers (including Sue) painting the fern fronds around the edge.

And here are some photos showing the process from the early morning 
until the finished product around 3:00 pm.

The image is a subtle reference to our neighbourhood's name: Fernwood.


  1. OK. that settles it, I must move to your city !
    I love this beautiful idea.
    Tucson has a huge amount of art all over but it has been so hot this summer what these artist did would never work.

    cheers, parsnip


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