What holds us together? (Urban Art 003) #ndg #diversity

So we’re back to the theme of urban art in NDG. In this neighbourhood urban art (socially and politically approved) has been a spreading phenomenon. In this post I’m looking briefly at a mural that fills a wall at the corner of Cavendish and Somerled – it is the wall of Antico Martini restaurant, next to the gas station. This mural is really in my neck of the woods – we live a few blocks west. Here’s the mural:

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The colours of this piece are earthy and rich – the greens and yellows and browns capture attention without being stark. This isn’t urban art that screams out for attention. Rather, it sits comfortably and even nonchalantly on the corner – it beautifies without being in your face. Which isn’t true of all urban art!

This piece was created by MU, which is non-profit organization in Montreal dedicated to public art – both to supporting artists and to social development within the city. On its website, MU describes this mural (called Diversitree) as follows: Continue reading