Faith 47 Montreal 

Do Art Foundation

Faith47 is best known as a street artist. She has received recognition for her work beyond her home country of South Africa and has participated in gallery shows and projects world-wide.  This piece was created in Montreal, Canada in 2013 and was sponsored by Montana Paint. Following an active street art career spanning more than fifteen years, her work can now be found in major cities around the world. 

“Scientia et Labore”
Do Art Foundation facilitated this wonderful mural in Montreal, sponsored by Montana and painted by Faith47.  It was a portrait of a woman translation means ‘Knowledge and Labor’ and was made possible by our Canadian collaborator, Alejandro Figueroa and Lndmrk. The making of the artwork was filmed and launched by our crew and to benefit our cause!

Using a wide range of media, including graphite, spray paint, oil paint, ink, photography and collage, her approach is explorative and substrate appropriate – from found and rescued objects, to time-layered and history-textured city walls and their accretions, to studio prepared canvas and wood.

Through her work, Faith47 attempts to disarm the strategies of global realpolitik, in order to advance the expression of personal truth.

In this way, her work is both an internal and spiritual release that speaks to the complexities of the human condition, its deviant histories and existential search.

Video by Alejandro Figueroa

“Scientia et Labore”, McKay and Rene Lesveaque, Montreal
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Special thanks to Alejandro Figueroa for coordinating the location and artist in Montreal, and his creation of this incredible video. Thank you also to Montana Cans for their ongoing support of artworks, and paint sponsorship. They are directly responsible for making many murals happen.

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