Street Art Speaks

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

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

Many of us know the elephants are in trouble.

Taking pics of faces from different angles, is interesting.

🎶Squirrels in White Satin🎶

It’s news to me! We have White Squirrels in Toronto.

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

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

Click on the pic below to read about White Squirrels in Toronto! OMG! It’s so gorgeous. I want one in my yard!

Photo by Lee Chu

Hallowe’en – 18

NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART: This post is filled with ghouls, gators, gorillas, giant insects & garbage.

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

Toronto, Canada

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!

🎂 Sherrie’s Birthday Card 🎂

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

Toronto, Canada

Artist: Dudeman

Answer to question: What could be sweeter than skulls with flowers?

Artist of bunny on skull: Mska

A skull with a Bunny, of course!

💖 Happy Birthday Sherrie! 💖

Chicks, Beers & Cheers

Aquileana commented how cute the chicks toasting with beers on “More Paint” post are, and she’s right! They are adorable.

I made the mistake of going on a Sunday. The alley was filled with tourists, all taking pictures. 

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

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: Uber 5000

 

More Paint!

When I found this in Graffiti Alley, I had a good chuckle.

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.

Uber 5000 is an artist who frequents the alleys. I’ll be doing an individual post for the mural of the chicks above. His chicks and other animals survive the taggers. 

So does most of Elicsr’s work. Both have become in demand artists for murals, underpasses and private commissions. 

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

Toronto, Canada

Many of the street artists I’ve come to love are always repped in Graffiti Alley.

The Artists: SKAM

Jarus

Art Child

Elicsr

BSM (Body Soul Mind)

Uber 5000

DMC was here on the left, almost obliterated now.

There’s more for another time!