OMG! I found this sweet garage door, and the sun was making art on the art.

Still, I want to show the art clearly, inasmuch as magically. I was out walking, anyway. When I returned 2 hours later there was a thick cloud cover.

Pics taken by Resa – November 19, 2021

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

This is also signed, but I think it’s the name the artist gave to the piece. Pardons if I am wrong!

88 thoughts on “Elephancy

    1. Sick bed???? OMG! Merely a cold or so…I hope.
      I want you to be better and healthy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Boogapony wants new outfits! I need my model!
      Seriously dahling… you okay?

    1. Thank you, Dave!
      My aim is to show not just the big picture, but the details.
      Not all art has details like this piece does. Nonetheless, when there is close-up beauty to show I’ll show it.
      I have one coming up that is stunning, in the whole. Yet, details ..no.
      How will I present it?

    1. Thank you, John! I want everyone to see the big picture and the intricacies.
      I adore the street art I find, and I want everyone to experience the way I do….as much as possible.

  1. Timothy Price

    What a cool elephant. It has strange illusions with the foreshortened trunk. Almost like a cobra when you first look at it.

    1. Tim,
      You are not the only one who sees many things in this Elephancy.
      We’ve had – Cobra nose, Bat wing elephant ears, Peacock feathers, Gemstones and more.
      Ah… the artist saw this post, and left a comment. He left his link to Instagram. He’s quite talented.

  2. Hello Resa, an awesome mural of an equally awesome animal. I would be happy to see this picture alongside the famous artwork of British painter and conservationist David Shepherd. Shepherd painted fabulous images of elephants that were so lifelike U always expected them to move – the attention he paid to the unique texture of the elephant’s skin was mesmerizing.
    I’ll finish with one question though, what’s the difference between an African elephant and an Indian elephant? …..About 6000km!😊

      1. Hi again, to be serious (just for a moment) the easy way to distinguish between an African Elephant and an Indian type is the shape and size of their ears. African Elephants have the larger ears and amazingly the shape of their ears actually looks a little like the outline of the African continent.

    1. JT! I think you are right.
      As many have pointed out, there is more than one animal in this Elephancy.
      What a sweet piece of art! So happy you saw it! xx

  3. Resa, are you familiar with this poem?

    Laura Elizabeth Richards

    Once there was an elephant,
    Who tried to use the telephantβ€”
    No! No! I mean an elephone
    Who tried to use the telephoneβ€”
    (Dear me! I am not certain quite
    That even now I’ve got it right.)
    Howe’er it was, he got his trunk
    Entangled in the telephunk;
    The more he tried to get it free,
    The louder buzzed the telepheeβ€”
    (I fear I’d better drop the song
    Of elephop and telephong!)

  4. Excellent photos Resa. This is a fascinating and beautiful piece. I’m seeing elements of a few creatures here – elephant, cobra / baboon nose, peacock feathers, squid / octopus eyes, lower part bat wings on the elephant ears. The patterns on the head are similar to the gemstone Zircon… so maybe a ref from the ‘zirco’ part?
    Just fab! Thanks for the share :)x

    1. I fell in love with this at first sight. I was in glee when it got cloudy, so I could capture it properly.
      Still, the one in the sunlight is a cool opener.
      Yes, I see all of the things you do in this. Not a simple work of art, but simply delightful! xoxo

    1. Yes, many people have said that! Lol, it’s not a mandala, but in some ways it could be a mandala’s cousin. So happy you got to see this!

  5. Oh, wow, Dahling… this is gorgeous. He really draws you in and all the details are so beautiful! I also love the peacock feathers and the playful sun rays!
    I LOVE IT!!!!
    …and the photographer!

    1. Agree! It’s a wonderful piece, with all its intricacies! It was love at first sight.
      This photographer loves you too!

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  6. Years ago, I fell in love with elephants after reading two non-fiction books, so I LOVE these garage doors. The artwork is gorgeous with such intricacy, and what a great way to beautify garages. πŸ™‚ A wonderful find, Resa, thank you! πŸ’•πŸ˜πŸ’—

    1. I’m in love with elephants, too! They are gentle giants. It’s beyond a shame how they are hunted for their tusks.
      It is a great way to beautify a garage, and send a be kind to animals message!

    1. It’s a beauty, Daniel! There are many animals represented in this painting. It makes me think how amazing animals are, and we should always be kind to them. xo

  7. Sorry, this is such a cool elephant, I have to put the Trunk Roads thingy here…

    Did you stand guard over my body in another life?

    Did you raise your voice to the evening sky and bounce your songs of mourning into the distance?

    Did you run your trunk over my dead bones?

    Did you pour your secret weeping whispers over my spirit?

    As I lay there,
    not wanting to leave your devotion behind,
    was it your song that carried me back to all those ancient paths?

    Was it your song that brought to life the patterns I had made across your sacred highways?

    And was that approval I felt across my cheek,
    or just soft rain?

    Is it your song that haunts me now?

    Is it your song that keeps me from stumbling, in this broken world where all roads keep us apart?

    It feels at times as though my life barely belongs here, in this body, in these streets, behind these windows…

    yet one distant song continues to keep me strong.

    Did you bless my bones once, so I would know, even here, that I still have friends in the herd?

    And will it still be worth it, when our worlds come back together?

    If so,
    then keep the roads open for me,
    trumpet my regards to all the other lost souls who wander here,
    and walk a little by my side –

    for there are worse ways to live,
    and far worse ways for a song to die.

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