September 2019 - Toronto ON
As part of the TTC’s (Toronto Transit Corporation) Public Art Program, Elicser depicts the many faces of Bloor West Village as they pass through time, and Runnymede station in “Anonymous Somebody”.
These large format pieces (one is almost 5 metres long) capture people waiting on platforms or catching some shut-eye on the TTC’s iconic red seats. The images are taken directly from the artist’s sketchbook, which he filled with images of people both from life and his imagination.
50s fashion and hair styles mixed with 21st century technology.
“It’s for all the people that have passed through Runnymede station in the last 50 years and more,” says Elliot of the digitally coloured works.
“For example, the nurse is my agent’s grandmother who lives four blocks from the station. She would take the same subway to work every morning for 40 years. So different stories of different people are in the piece.”