“In Kensington Market this past weekend and came across these Labyrinths made by HiMY SYeD….” – Augusta Avenue – Pedestrian Sunday – Toronto

Jo was kind enough to say hello and ask me a little bit about the Labyrinths I painted on Augusta Avenue during Pedestrian Sunday . . .

Wonderful surprise to see her in depth instagram post…

Thank you Jo!

Happy Walking!

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In Kensington Market this past weekend and came across these labyrinths made by HiMY SYeD. ⁣ ⁣ As I learned from the artist, labyrinths were essential to ancient civilizations, the earliest ones built out of stone along the sea to capture fish as sustenance. ⁣ ⁣ To Himy, his labyrinths are a form of “urban acupuncture.” They encourage people to explore space, place, decision-making, choice, habit, and even perseverance. As some complete the path, others may cheat and break the course. It’s great that a simple urban intervention like this can create surprise, participation, and play🤸‍♂️⁣ ⁣ While a maze is meant to puzzle and confuse, the labyrinth will always lead you to its centre ❤️⁣ @pedestriansundays #toronto #kensingtonmarket #torontostreetart #chalk #urbanintervention #dontpowerwash #labyrinths

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“In Kensington Market this past weekend and came across these Labyrinths made by HiMY SYeD. ⁣

As I learned from the artist, Labyrinths were essential to ancient civilizations, the earliest ones built out of stone along the sea to capture fish as sustenance. ⁣

To HiMY , his Labyrinths are a form of “urban acupuncture.”

They encourage people to explore space, place, decision-making, choice, habit, and even perseverance.

As some complete the path, others may cheat and break the course.

It’s great that a simple urban intervention like this can create surprise, participation, and play🤸‍♂️⁣

While a maze is meant to puzzle and confuse, the Labyrinth will always lead you to its centre ❤️”

⁣ – Jo Minhinnett

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    Labyrinths are made on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples –

    Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish),

    Stó:lō and

    Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)

    and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

    Labyrinths are made in traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of

    the Kwantlen,

    the Katzie,

    the Semiahmoo

    and Tsawwassen First Nations.