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.
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.
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.