Elicser has been a fave of mine for years.
Faces and their expressions are a forte of his.
Posted in 2015, I’ve walked by this piece for a couple of years, now, but something seemed different from last time, so I took pics.
I was seeing a ghost,
… of what he had done previously.
Pics taken by Resa: December 27 , 2017
Below is the painting in the same spot, but posted October, 2015. You can see how it’s the same, but different! Click on the pic to view the entire post.
30 thoughts on “Elicsr’s Subtle Changes”
Wow, a big difference in the two – only in the present version there is a sadness, or maybe a place where emotion was coming from that I didn’t notice before. You have a good memory Resa – all the best for a great 2018!!
I agree. This is an evocative artist,which is probably why I remember. Happy 2018! ❤
How interesting that he thought to ‘update’ it. The original is just as fascinating!
I guess that’s the artist’s prerogative; as he changes, so too his artwork. 🙂
There are a few… not many … pieces in places that belong to an artist. In those cases, the artist can paint over it as much as they want. This is one of hose special places. 😀 xoxoxo
Happy New Year Resa! Fantastic Post.
Happy New Year, Dave!!! 😀 xo
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Anything for street art!
i must say back east there are some great artist.. You’re always placing wonderful street painting on site…
I’m so lucky!
Incredible artistry by Elicsr, and yes, he has found his forte. Enjoyed seeing the evolution, too, Resa.
I like it when the street artists paint over their own work! 😀
SO different. Really. It’s fun and interesting to see what the artist did. Love the work. 🙂
So glad I took the new pics! I have a few big murals by him that I haven’t had time to post, yet! 😀
Love the expression Resa, I can see why it would be a fave! 🙂
He’s a very popular Street Artist in Toronto. 😀
Wow, they are just terrific.
I agree, and thank you, Bumba! xo Happy New Year
Truly unique and beautiful art . I’m so glad you were able to get the new version , so amazing. Thank you dear Resa! 🌺
Thank you, Holly! I love finding and shooting the art! 😀 It will be -28C in the heat of the day tomorrow, so if I see some street art on my way about errands.. I probably shoot it. LOL! ❤
I hope you find some gorgeous art out there , stay warm! ♥️
I love this, and the 2018 version is great but i kinda feel as someone doing something creative, that we evolve right [obviously] and so does our outlook and perspective and the way we create our art. So if I’ve painted something four years ago and i look at it today I’ll feel like i need to update it etc, but it was complete 4 years ago and updating it is kinda like taking away from it. I dunno. But i love the way you present it on the blog
Thank you, I hear what you’re saying! However, one never knows with street art. Someone(s) could have tagged the older piece into hideousness, so the artist painted over it all. Sometimes a piece stays for years, then one night some kids new to the alleys, who haven’t learned or earned street cred and respect go to town destructively. They destroyed all of the art in Kensington Market last spring. The artists are slowly renewing it with new art. I am so glad that I have been documenting the street art here and in Winnipeg for 5 almost years now. I don’t know where it will get me, but it is a major enjoyment in my life.
Aaaah i get it now. And it’s pretty amazing that you’re doing this, because it’s something that i wouldn’t be aware that I’m interested in, unless you did this 🙂 🙂
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OH! It changed – OMG totally a ghost! That’s fascinating, really. I wonder if other art pieces have been changed over time in Toronto?
Interesting the way they painted it over with a different configuration! I like the new one with the blue ghost figure. Sandwiches still seem to be an important theme, though 🙂
Very interesting. There is always something striking in your graffiti alley.