225 Yonge St.
As a part of OpenStreets TO 2014, PATCH Artist Hyein Lee took suggestions from the public on Yonge Street for this painting performance.
She painted the buildings in along Yonge Street coming alive, then inserted friendly furry monsters and animals around the buildings to represent Toronto’s cultural diversity.
The public contributed to the painting with written and drawn suggestions with chalk on the street. The work encapsulated the atmosphere of Yonge Street during this active street celebration.
The artwork is entitled Ogopogo Popo, which translate into “Touching Spirit of Toronto’s Streets”.
This project is generously supported by the Downtown Yonge B.I.A.
Hyein is an engineer turned illustrator and motion graphics designer. She gave up her big fat paycheque to pursue her dream; she is poor now, but somehow a lot happier. Her work is populated by lonesome, humble and friendly monsters which depict melancholy moments with ...
Helen was born in Guangzhou, China. Inspired to be an artist at age 4, she completed her first stage of formal arts education at the Claude Watson Program after immigrating to Canada with her family.
Helen holds a graduate degree in urban design and bachelor degree in architectural design from the University of Toronto. Her work focuses on identity, immigration, community engagement, and public spaces.
The Downtown Yonge B.I.A. is the voice of the business community. It is committed to improving and promoting the Downtown Yonge area through investment and advocacy to further its position as Toronto’s premier shopping, business and entertainment destination.
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