art + artists | street art
I do not yet know who are the creators of the series of symbolic chess boards and moves are represented in the images presented here.
But the images show a series of moves where a bishop is taken by a pawn> I asked briefly of one of the painters working on the project.
"Pawn takes Bishop, eh?
" I inquired. There was what appeared to be a shy almost grin, prior to his response>
" he mused. "Kind of like Quebec.
Now, I haven't the time to catch up quickly on either intraprovinical or Canadian federal politics, but I could not help but wondering as to what this meant, exactly, about Canada's relationship with the USA or even, indeed, as to how it might apply elsewhere.
After all, we bear ever closer to the regime change period of our own.
Who knows? Life bears watching, doesn't it?
One other note of observation. Montréal is also a mecca for taggers and grafitti artists. We saw these samples nearby.
That was in our first half-hour on our first seasonal walkabout. We had a traveler for part of the day, Richard, who was great fun to tour with. And his quick conversation into Spanish with a petite Quebequois bakery counterwoman drew us admiration. Too bad he didn't put the strawberry plant we saw while at Marche Atwater..
Labels: Atwater Market, graffiti, Marche Atwater, montreal, Place Dupuis, public art, taggers