Trunk bombs: South Africa’s elephant street art

The Guardian | Miles Hardman:

South African graffiti artist Falko One’s street art project, Once Upon a Town, sees lively elephant murals storming the walls of neglected neighbourhoods. “I want to make people happy,” he says. “The aim is for these communities to feel pride. The happiness in the form of the bright colours must interrupt the blandness.” The elephants, which appear to be interacting with their environment, are as much for One himself as they are for the locals. “It’s my happy little island away from all the other art do. We all need balance, and the elephants are heavy enough to balance out what’s weighing me down on the other side.”… Read more

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