Lemak, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, June 2016

269. Dean Lane skate park (9)

There are a great many talented artists out there, I mean really talented, that choose to paint on the walls of our streets from time to time. I guess these people must enjoy it, because the work is often so fleeting, and the footfall of appreciating viewers is small. What I am rather clumsily trying to say is that creating street art, because you can must be very fulfilling, and that is a good thing.

Lemak, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, June 2016
Lemak, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, June 2016

This incredible piece is by Lemak, and in my view is technically brilliant. However, it is tucked around the back of some skating ramps and will be seen by so few people before it is over-painted. I have my photograph, and I am very happy with that, but a part of me feels sad that all the effort that has gone into this remarkable stencil? work will be lost so soon.

Lemak, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, June 2016
Lemak, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, June 2016

I have been writing about street art long enough to know that the ephemeral nature of it is understood and accepted by all, but when confronted by a piece such as this I wish it weren’t so. Lemak was the artist who created this beautiful tribute to DJ Derek back in April 2016.

Lemak detail, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, June 2016
Lemak detail, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, June 2016
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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 “269. Dean Lane skate park (9)”

  1. This one really is brilliant – so many fine details . The more I look, the more I see. I always find the temporary nature of street art kind of sad as well – especially when stuff is this good. There’s something kind of cool about finding something that not many people have discovered though.

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  2. I would just like to say a big thank you for your support and the very kind words you’ve said about my work it goes along way it’s nice to know that people out there appreciate all the hard work that goes into creating these stencils as it can be quite a lonely and labourious process creating them but all worth while to brighten up the streets all be it for a short time thank you all …..Lemak… 🙂

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    1. It is a pleasure to see, photograph and report on the work you and your fellow street artists put out on public display. Your stencil referred to in this blog is in my view one of the finest examples I have seen.

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