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The elephant on the wall

Posted: Tue 19 Sep, 2017 5:25 pm
by Steve Jones
Where I work in York Place,there is a passage leading to Park Place which is normally open during the day.It is currently shut at the Park Place end because a huge mural of an elephant bursting from the wall is being spray painted on a wall. Whilst giving myself and fellow workers a welcome relief from the tedium,we are all wondering what the significance of it is.
I haven't been able to ask the painter as he is up in the air on a cherry picker(it is a huge piece) and we can't find anything online.Anyone know more :?:

Re: The elephant on the wall

Posted: Wed 20 Sep, 2017 9:15 am
by uncle mick
I Don't know if this the one you refer to but it's off a FB page Mural Life dated 18th Sept & I quote " Progress on this mural before rain stopped play today. The elephant refers to the Leeds royal armouries who house one of the best examples of elephant armour in the world. More tomorrow!!" https://www.facebook.com/RussMeehanMura ... itiArtist/

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Re: The elephant on the wall

Posted: Wed 20 Sep, 2017 9:49 am
by jma
uncle mick wrote:I Don't know if this the one you refer to ...


I doubt there's another. :lol:

Thanks for linking to the picture, by the way, because I'm pretty sure you have both answered the query and shown the rest of us what the thread's about.

Re: The elephant on the wall

Posted: Wed 20 Sep, 2017 1:30 pm
by Steve Jones
Thats the one,thanks for posting the picture.

Re: The elephant on the wall

Posted: Thu 21 Sep, 2017 9:17 am
by uncle mick
The finished product https://www.facebook.com/RussMeehanMura ... 2658030015

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Re: The elephant on the wall

Posted: Thu 21 Sep, 2017 11:12 am
by volvojack
That is fantastic Uncle Mick, I can see it is extremely large, could you tell me approx. just how big it is.
Certainly will make it my business to see it next time i am in Leeds.

Re: The elephant on the wall

Posted: Thu 21 Sep, 2017 11:47 am
by Steve Jones
it is entitled Winifred ,which happens to have been my Grandmother and Aunties name.The company who did it are from Manchester so I had to wonder if the fact that she appears to be trampling on the white rose is deliberate<G>.
As a Lancastrian, I am now seeing it as a poor Lancastrian elephant depicted fleeing the horrors of Yorkshire hence the broken chains etc<G>.

Re: The elephant on the wall

Posted: Thu 21 Sep, 2017 12:58 pm
by jim
OOps!

Re: The elephant on the wall

Posted: Thu 21 Sep, 2017 1:05 pm
by jim
jim wrote:
Steve Jones wrote:it is entitled Winifred ,which happens to have been my Grandmother and Aunties name.The company who did it are from Manchester so I had to wonder if the fact that she appears to be trampling on the white rose is deliberate<G>.
As a Lancastrian, I am now seeing it as a poor Lancastrian elephant depicted fleeing the horrors of Yorkshire hence the broken chains etc<G>.


I, as a Yorkshireman see this as a brute Lancastrian elephant trampling on a poor innoffensive Yorkshire rose of course Steve!

Re: The elephant on the wall

Posted: Thu 21 Sep, 2017 1:11 pm
by jim
Oops!