This month’s mural spotlight looks at the painting on the second floor of the stairwell. Muralist Matt Halm explains to us how the previous building that used to sit on 520 Hamilton inspired this painting.
The second-floor section of the mural is a homage to the Crocodile Rock concert venue, which was formerly located at the site of the 520 Lofts. The posterized and collaged depiction of a Nile crocodile is a centerpiece of the mural composition, playing with the viewer’s sense of scale inside the space. By continuing the lower jaw to the level below, Halm was able to fit the giant head into the space and have it be seen from Hamilton Street. When inside, Halm wanted it to seem like you are walking in or out of the croc’s mouth.
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