Spirit of the Grotto © Luis Jacob 2012, 34 panels, smalti glass, Dufferin Underpass, Toronto ON
” The project consists of 34 panels that look like a series of large masks. Each panel has two colourful ‘eyes’; together they look like spirits residing inside the walls of the tunnel and watching us as we make our way inside.
I imagine that some of these masks will remind people of the fabulous costumes of the Caribana parade, or the demons depicted in Tibetan silk paintings.”
– Luis Jacob
” ‘ Spirits of the Grotto’ turns an otherwise dull transport corridor into a vibrant passageway.”
– Councillor Gord Perks