Kid Crayon, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2017

808. Dean Lane skate park (50)

On 20 April each year, there is a legalise marijuana protest, or smoke-in if you like, where weed smokers will overtly disobey the law and rely on the theory of safety in numbers to avoid arrest or prosecution. In the UK, the main ‘celebration’ is held in Hyde Park, but in Bristol there is a parallel exercise held on the Downs.

Kid Crayon, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2017
Kid Crayon, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2017

This piece is dedicated to the 420 campaign and is unmistakably by Kid Crayon, who demonstrates his knowledge of marijuana admirably in this protest work.

Kid Crayon, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2017
Kid Crayon, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2017

I always like a good political or protest bit of street art, and this one ticks all the boxes. Colourful, illustrative and subversive. The piece remained untagged for a long period in an area where street art tends to have a very short lifespan, possibly indicating a general respect and support from taggers and other artists.

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It has, of course, gone now.

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scooj

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.

2 thoughts on “808. Dean Lane skate park (50)”

    1. My pleasure. Most pieces on this wall tend to have a lifespan of about 1 to 2 weeks. Other walls in the skate park tend to have an even higher turnover.

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