Decay, Backfields Lane, Bristol, November 2017

1199. Backfields Lane (3)

I think this is the largest Decay piece I have seen, and I like it. Going large suits his work in my view. When I first saw this wall, there was a large white van obscuring the bottom half, and I was rather fed up. But by the next time I visited, the car park was empty and I got a good unobstructed view.

Decay, Backfields Lane, Bristol, November 2017
Decay, Backfields Lane, Bristol, November 2017

Decay has taken to adding some philosophical text next to his pieces recently, and I think mit works quite well. Here he says ‘living in the days of  ill soul’ and I kind of get what he’s talking about.

Decay, Backfields Lane, Bristol, November 2017
Decay, Backfields Lane, Bristol, November 2017

He has worked hard to make it look like the piece is emerging from a hole in the wall and I think to a greater extent it works. On seeing a previous piece by the artist, my wife rather spoiled things by pointing out a phallic undertone…which I hadn’t noticed. Now when I see his pieces I kind of see it again, and especially in this piece. I am not sure if it is deliberate or accidental, but it is difficult to ignore once it has been pointed out. Sorry.

A great piece from Decay.

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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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