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Julia Prajza
Street Murals by Julia Prajza seen at King Street West & Shaw Street, Toronto - Tower of Glass - Utility Box for the City of Toronto
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Tower of Glass - Utility Box for the City of Toronto

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CLIENT: STREET ART TORONTO | JUNE 2020 | ~8.3’ X 6.75’ | EXTERIOR ACRYLIC PAINT

This mural was part of the Outside The Box 2020 program affiliated with the city of Toronto and organized through Street Art Toronto where artists apply with their design to paint a utility box in the city. My design was inspired by the beautiful stained glass on houses in Toronto, particularly in the west end of the city.

As a proud Torontonian living in the west end, I enjoy walking the quiet residential streets and admiring the older, more charming homes of Toronto. Being a big fan of fine craftsmanship and vintage design, I like to imagine living in the city during the Victorian times without condo buildings, cookie cutter houses, and uninspired architecture. Over the years I have been collecting photos of these beautiful and intriguing houses in our city and am constantly looking back at them for inspiration with the intricate details, interesting materials and illuminating stained glass windows. This design was born as homage to Toronto's historical homes and their timeless stained glass windows. The intention is to add a little more charm to the city with this vibrant and captivating modern-meets-traditional design.

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Julia Prajza

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Bringing joy and colour to our everyday lives.

Julia Prajza is a Muralist, Lettering Artist, and Designer based in Toronto. As an OCAD University graduate, with experience in Art Direction and Graphic Design, she has returned to her first love: the art of drawing and painting. Bringing her design expertise and graphic style to her work, Julia often focuses on floral or text-based imagery. Creating intrigue with ornate details, vibrant colours, and a whimsical feel, she aims to bring more joy and positivity into our everyday lives. From private to public spaces, brick to glass textures, vinyl print to hand painted, Julia has produced 20+ diverse murals. Recently she co-founded Neighbourhood Love, an artist collective that's collaborating with neighbourhoods to bring colour to our streets. With her lively spirit, Julia is emerging into the community-engaged art world because she strongly believes in the power of art and its ability to cultivate human connection and improve our mental health.