A smaller re-iteration of my mural from Art Battle’s Paint The Halls event last spring.
An energetic, loud and aggressive representation of Canadian hardcore band The Holly Springs Disaster.
Whereas Megalomania (2013) appears as a daunting challenge to overcome, Royalty appears as a more optimistic view of Toronto. Transgressing to a daytime reference, the connotations of elegance in this work imply an enriched and rewarding experience to be shared at Queen and Spadina.
Stemming from Sojourn (2012), which defined my 8 month journey as part of OCAD’s Florence Studies, Megalomania delves into my struggle to reintegrate with downtown Toronto. A large-scale representation of Dundas Square, this piece was as much a struggle to engineer as once again becoming surrounded by the fast-paced ferocity of the city.
Megalomania is the delusion about one’s own power or importance. In the same way, I strove to disregard the connotations of unworthiness to understand that each part of Toronto’s community, no matter the apparent significance, amounts to a mosaic of inspiring diversity.