The 1500 block on Douglas St. in Victoria, across from the Times Colonist building, is undergoing a remarkable transformation. It’s being turned into a sprawling, rollicking, twisted circus by graffiti artist Pesto (his other work here).
Pesto and some buds have been gradually evolving his non-commissioned wall mural for several weeks, scavenging paint from dumps.
His “labour of love”, as he calls it, has evolved into the circus theme from a directionless beginning.
“I just started painting and little by little things came together and I thought: Hey, I’ve got a circus here!”
The Amazing Masters of Mayhem rolls on right to the back of the building, over oil tanks and around steel bumper poles.
With elusive British graffiti artist Banksy’s polarizing take on The Simpsons intro last well still fresh in the news, Pesto strikes another blow for legit street art. It’s an instant classic.