For the next three years you can walk around bridges and pathways in East Village and check out a new art installation by Katie Green. Her colourful and bold artwork is turning heads and causing much conversation. Faces are removed and instead replaced with painted papier-mâché masks. Each of the sixteen covered surfaces are modeled after community members in East Village. Through an extended process, the selected participants eventually made their own papier-mâché masks, were photographed in chosen areas around East Village, and then painted onto the various walls.
Whether you find the artwork intriguing, questionable, or creepy, it will cause you to stop, look, and wonder.
I won’t spoil it for you, but below is my favourite piece painted on a bathroom outside of the Simmon’s building.