Swamp Walk
acrylic on panel
8 x 11 feet
installed at Evergreen Brickworks, Toronto

This mural ‘Swamp Walk’ by Toronto-based artist Sarah Davidson weaves together timeless and familiar features of the Brick Works’s local ecosystem and ecology. Here, the milk snake meanders under the wing of a swallowtail butterfly as the eyes of the grey tree frog observe the snapping turtle—all while remaining somewhat obscured in their tangled web of natural forms. Their interconnectedness makes a vital and complex reference to nature’s intricate network and prompts the question: who’s seeing who, and how?

Davidson works primarily between drawing and painting, and often borrows directly from nature through a queer ecological lens.

‘Swamp Walk’ is a collaboration between Evergreen’s Outdoor Education and Public Art programs.

photos: Ibrahim Abusitta