Treasure

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Shedding leaves of gold

a silver birch undresses

Autumnal treasure.

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by Scooj

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1837. Waterloo Place (4)

Deamze comes up trumps again with this spectacular piece of wildstyle writing that was sprayed next to the piece by Kleiner Shames I posted a little while back on the wall at the back of the Sofa Project. This wall is just magnificent and both artists have used the same colour schemes but presented their personal styles, so strictly speaking this was working at the same time together, but not necessarily a collaboration.

Deamze, Waterloo Place, Bristol, October 2018
Deamze, Waterloo Place, Bristol, October 2018

Unusually, this is a piece without a cartoon character and has a little more gravitas for it. It almost feels more like a study…a serious piece of graffiti writing turned out impeccably with crisp lines and clean edges, strong solid fills and complex design. Even if not a fan of writing, one can marvel at the technical ability of the artist. I love this and its partner piece. Brilliant.

Kleiner Shames, Waterloo Place, Bristol, October 2018
Kleiner Shames, Waterloo Place, Bristol, October 2018

1836. We the Curious

Most people in Bristol will know that the brilliant museum in Millennium Square, formerly known as @Bristol, changed its name to ‘We the Curious’ about a year ago, in a deliberate move to engage with people and inquisitive young minds. The museum and surrounding environment have always lent themselves to creative arts and the area is a showcase for science meets arts. Recently ‘We the Curious’ teamed up with the Cabot Institute to commission this beautiful work by Bristol illustrator and artist Anna Higgie.

Anna Higgie, We the Curious, Bristol, October 2018
Anna Higgie, We the Curious, Bristol, October 2018

This is a climate change mural (which immediately ticks my boxes) that on the face of it is a stylish portrait, but look a little closer and the picture comes alive with little stories about a changing climate and some of the causes. It is an unusual piece and one we should be proud of, if together with strong climate narratives it begins to engage people with the urgent need to do things differently in order to slow down CO2 emissions. I only know of one other work by the artist in Bristol and will have to post it soon.

One of the joys of the street art scene in Bristol is that it encompasses a spectrum of art from the safest commissions through to illegal graffiti writing and everything in between. Long live artistic expression and public access to art.

Object…

A collection of fabulous street art by Bristol artist Object…

All photographs taken by Scooj

Object..., St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2018
Object…, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2018
Object...,The Bearpit, Bristol, October 2018
Object…,The Bearpit, Bristol, October 2018
Object...., The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2018
Object…., The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2018
Object..., M32 Spot, Bristol, July 2018
Object…, M32 Spot, Bristol, July 2018
Object...,The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2018
Object…,The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2018
Object..., The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2018
Object…, The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2018
Object..., The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2018
Object…, The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2018
Object..., Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2018
Object…, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2018
Object..., Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2018
Object…, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2018
Object..., The Bearpit, Bristol, July 2017
Object…, The Bearpit, Bristol, July 2017
Object..., Moon Street, Bristol, August 2017
Object…, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2017
Object..., The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2017
Object…, The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2017
Object..., M32 Spot, Bristol, June 2017
Object…, M32 Spot, Bristol, June 2017
Object..., M32 Spot, Bristol, June 2017
Object…, M32 Spot, Bristol, June 2017
Object000 and DNT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, March 2017
Object000 and DNT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, March 2017
Object000, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2017
Object000, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2017
Object000, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Object000, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Object000, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2017
Object000, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2017
Object000, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Object000, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Object000, St Werberghs Tunnel, Bristol, September 2016
Object000, St Werberghs Tunnel, Bristol, September 2016
Object000, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Object000, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
ObjectØØØ, Jamaica Street, Bristol, April 2016
ObjectØØØ, Jamaica Street, Bristol, April 2016
ObjectØØØ, Jamaica Street, Bristol, April 2016
ObjectØØØ, Jamaica Street, Bristol, April 2016
ObjectØØØ, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, May 2016
ObjectØØØ, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, May 2016
ObjectØØØ, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, May 2016
ObjectØØØ, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, May 2016
Object000, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2016
Object000, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2016

1835. Prince Street

Mystery solved. Regular readers will know that I am really quite uncomfortable with posting pieces if I don’t know who created them. Occasionally I post them anyway because I don’t think I’ll ever find out who did them. In this case, I have held on in with the firm conviction that I would find the artist. And I have.

John D'oh, Princes Street, Bristol, October 2018
John D’oh, Princes Street, Bristol, October 2018

I recently bought John D’oh’s excellent book ‘Street Art and Graffiti‘ and there on pages 40 and 41 is this wonderful stencil piece. These photographs were taken this October, but I have some much older ones somewhere in my archive. The original installation had a little red word ‘why’ to the left of the piece and it was placed on 16 November 2015 as a tribute to those who lost their lives in the Paris terror attacks of 13 November that same month.

There is a little shelf beneath the piece which had little battery operated flickering candle lights to give the piece a shrine appearance. Beautifully conceived and executed. This is a poignant and touching piece from a great Bristol artist who puts a lot of thought, time, energy, passion and effort in to his work.

I was thrilled to find out it was by John D’oh. Good things come to those who wait (and buy books).

1834. Dean Lane skate park (174)

The master of pink, slightly grotesque body parts strikes again, this time in Dean Lane. Yes, its Stupid Stupid Meathole, the artist with the best name and some of the most unusual creations on the streets of Bristol.

Stupid Stupid Meathole, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2018
Stupid Stupid Meathole, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2018

This appears to be an assemblage of faces with rather phallic noses and some stitches thrown in for good measure. I think SSM has an extraordinarily creative mind, I mean these things are slightly odd aren’t they? I really love finding his work, which can be difficult because he doesn’t paint all that often and tends to spread his work about the place a bit. All good in my book though.