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ESCIFis an internationallyacclaimed street artist fromValencia, Spain knownfor his large-scale publicmurals. His work often drawsconnections between theimage, the place aroundit and theactual surfacewhere the mural is painted.In partnership with the 2011Living Walls Conference,Escif was invited to Atlantato produce his striking,six-story-tall mural especiallyfor Elevate. The oversized,floating red fire extinguisherwith the caption “EmergencyOnly” brings color,unexpected scale andhumor to the downtownArtwork with a political message is a rare occurrence in Atlanta, which makes it all the more exciting to see artist Escif’s painting of a fire extinguisher in bright red on the side of a Pryor Street parking deck. The artist has inscribed the iconic yellow stars of the Chinese flag onto the red extinguisher, and offered the inscription at the base “Emergency Only,” suggesting the Asian superpower should only be unleashed when all else fails. http://www.accessatlanta.com/news/entertainment/celebrity-news/elevate-reaches-great-heights/nQywd/