You can look at it that way.
You can look at it this way.
You can look head on,
…up close and personal,
Pics taken by Resa – October 29, 2015
I was tingling with joy when I found this exquisite piece.
I couldn’t take enough pics.
Then, at home, when I looked at the pics I’d uploaded I saw
… a message on the alley curb below it.
Did the artist of this face put it there, or was it already there?
It doesn’t matter who put it there. I bring you this message, now.
“87 elephants Found in Botswana – DEAD – 1 of the Last Safe Havens 4 species.”
Pics taken by Resa – October 29, 2018
Many of us know the elephants are in trouble.
They seem only to be in Trinity Bellwoods Park. Yay! I live very close to the park, and will now be scouting the white squirrel.
I was wondering why an artist had chosen to paint the squirrels white, on this garage door.
They are rare.
One was found dead a couple of years ago, and the white squirrel people went crazy.
I hope I get to see one!
Pics taken by Resa – October 29, 2018
Click on the pic below to read about White Squirrels in Toronto! OMG! It’s so gorgeous. I want one in my yard!
Yes, yum, devour humans!
You guys are lightweights! I eat garbage.
Not as much as we do!
Allow me to chop all that garbage up for you!
Did someone mention garbage?
Don’t look at me! I’m full. I just finished mating, and well, he was a tasty fellow!
I’ll burn your garbage, you stupid alley dregs.
I vote we kick Flame Head out of the alley! He burnt my eye last year, and now I have to wear an air conditioner for an eye patch.
What a bunch of idiots. I need to find a new alley!
Pics taken by Resa – 2016, 2017, 2018
Dedicated to my dear niece Sherrie. As before and always, she’s the Hallowe’en Queen.
Artists include: Bruno Smoky, Nick Sweetman, Wales, Birdo and 2 unknown
That was horrific. I need a smoke!
Hallowe’en, phooey! I will take you all on! This alley needs straightening out!
Happy Birthday to my dear niece Sherrie! Sherrie is very fond of skulls.
Question: How can you tell a girl skull from a boy skull?
Answer: The girl skulls have pigtails!
Question: What could be sweeter than skulls with flowers? (Answer at the end of post)
All of these skulls are for Sherries Birthday!
Pics taken by Resa – September 6, 2018
Answer to question: What could be sweeter than skulls with flowers?
A skull with a Bunny, of course!
💖 Happy Birthday Sherrie! 💖
Aquileana commented how cute the chicks toasting with beers on “More Paint” post are, and she’s right! They are adorable.
I had a hard time focusing on my shots, especially waiting for no one to be walking by.
Uber has done a piece promoting St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. It is a wonderful Canadian city on the Atlantic coast.
Uber 5000’s chicks & other animated characters are very popular there & here.
You can see there is an entirely different Uber chicks mural around the corner. That’s still coming, a few posts from now.
Cheers to Aquileana, and all!
Pics taken by Resa- September 9, 2015
The Artist: Uber 5000
I mean how much more paint until the walls from each side touch?
Paint over paint, some neat, some not.
Below, is a beautiful face I posted November 2017. I call her “Blue Eyes”. Check her out! Just another piece to move to R.I.P. I guess the artist with the red and white paint knows their paint is better.
Sometimes the artists paint over all the tags and throw ups with black, then do fresh art on top.
Many of the artists who paint & write here are very talented.
Others are ________(fill in the blank)
Graffiti Alley is a bit of a misnomer. It’s actually a series of alleys and lanes, that go for longer than most can walk. I only shot a few pics of it, so you could get an idea.
Some of the more amazing writing survives time.
Most of this will all be rewritten, tagged or adorned with fresh throw ups in a week.
Love the RatFink by the trash! He’s going to live on for a bit.
I keep hoping for a major rework of this wall below.
From the sublime to the ridiculous, ALL are allowed a visual voice in Graffiti Alley. Art here comes in the form of tags, throw ups, bits, pieces, writing and all out seriousness.
I discovered Graffiti Alley in 2012. This is one of the first pieces I shot, a stunning face by Jarus, and SKAM writing, together.
She was my first header, ever. This work still survives, as does a few Uber 5000 works. There is at least 1 other that I can think of.
Pics taken by Resa – September 19, 2018
Many of the street artists I’ve come to love are always repped in Graffiti Alley.
The Artists: SKAM
There’s more for another time!