Giraffes peek out of huge magnolia blossoms.  Located in the alley west of Main at 8th Avenue. Artist Ilya Viryachev says this  (video HERE).

“In Bloom: An Ode to Vancouver” is a 100-foot wide mural that was created in collaboration with The City of Vancouver and Mount Pleasant BIA, to both of whom I am extremely thankful for. I got to collaborate with the youth from the Mount Pleasant Community Centre, who worked with me on the concept in the beginning, as well as came out a number of times to help me paint the wall. The image was inspired by the beauty of Vancouver in spring when all of the magnolia trees are blooming, while chickadees are there to represent the youth.

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I’m not quite sure what to make of this — but it certainly represents a massive effort.  Just north of Hastings, this alleyway between Richards and Seymour has block-long graffiti in what looks to me like lively organized anarchy. The south wall is also very busy, but less photogenic. It’s possibly semi-legal, and in graffiti circles may be an example of a “multi-stage throw-up”.  Beats me, the clueless geezer.

The text credit says: “Special Mention:  John Moody, A. Del Sasso, D. Trach”, and mentions “Coldworldmedia.com”, a currently vacant domain. Professor Google has no relevant information on these names within the graffiti world.

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