Dabuten Tronko, North Street (A38), Bristol, August 2017

1026. North Street (A38) (2)

I don’t know how many days these pieces had been up before I noticed them, but they are another gift to the city of Bristol from a visiting artist who was here for Upfest. Dabuten Tronko is from Tarragona in Spain, which I found out from his ‘couchsurfing’ profile. The Interweb is an incredible thing!

Dabuten Tronko, North Street (A38), Bristol, August 2017
Dabuten Tronko, North Street (A38), Bristol, August 2017

These pieces can be found either side of the main road on the vertical walls of the 5102 building overlooking The Bearpit. They are something of a before and after reflection and need to be seen in conjunction to hold any real meaning.

Dabuten Tronko, North Street (A38), Bristol, August 2017
Dabuten Tronko, North Street (A38), Bristol, August 2017

The boats on the left hand side of the road (heading North) are intact and jolly, while in stark contrast, those opposite are smashed up or deconstructed. I’m not sure what it all means, but I like the concept going on here.

Dabuten Tronko, North Street (A38), Bristol, August 2017
Dabuten Tronko, North Street (A38), Bristol, August 2017

The colour scheme is quite subtle and sort of blends in with the background blue. The boats somehow feel like they have always been there or were always meant to be there. I’ll bet I’m not the first person to have missed them first time round.

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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.

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