Sled One, Old Bread Street, Bristol, November 2015

136. Old Bread Street

This is the image I have agonised over most since I started blogging about Bristol street art. I came across it in the amazing car park at the end of Old Bread Lane surrounded by hoardings that make fabulous practice walls for local artists.

Sled One, Old Bread Street, Bristol, November 2015
Sled One, Old Bread Street, Bristol, November 2015

I like the work so much that it adorns the front cover of my ‘street art calendar 2016’, but it is only recently that I made out the artist’s name…it is blindingly obvious now, with hindsight. Sled One is another Bristol artist, who seems to work with several other artists, including SPZero76, featured in yesterday’s entry.

Sled One, Old Bread Street, Bristol, November 2015
Sled One, Old Bread Street, Bristol, November 2015

There appears to be a hell of a lot of meaning in this piece…it would appear to have an environmental theme and a ‘cutting off his nose to spite his face’ kind of thing going on. The character also really reminds me of Woody Woodpecker, although I am sure that is accidental. I cannot say how much I like it. I took the picture last November, but I expect it has been painted over by now.

Sled One, Old Bread Street, Bristol, November 2015
Sled One, Old Bread Street, Bristol, November 2015

9/10

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my profile...to this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

7 thoughts on “136. Old Bread Street”

  1. I think it is Woody Woodpecker–the beak is made of wood. I can’t figure out what the blue thing holding the saw is. it almost looks like something from Dr Seuss? No idea about the fire and water in the bird’s head though.

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  2. It is Woody Woodpecker (Walter Lantz). Perhaps it is a comment on destroying the view of the wood (there appears to be trees behind all the concrete?) Also Woody’s beak is also made of wood – like you say cutting off the nose to spite the face. Senseless construction?

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