Hyla Levy

Markham St., part of Honest Ed’s demolition

You might just walk on by a demolition site without a second glance.Nothing to see here – it’s all coming down anyway. You might move away to something that reeks of spring:

– cherry blossom,

– blue skies,

– a light yellow sun.

But not Hyla.

Hyla stays on, armed with a camera, prepared to view things from a fresh angle. To see the colours and shapes emerge from scraps of graffiti-ed windows. Finding depth in the shadows and life in the destruction of an old landmark building. Honest Ed’s may be in the process of demolition but through Hyla’s eyes it lives on.  Phoenix-like, rising from the dust and rubble to take on a new shape, a new form.

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