Park sounds

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Ruben’s squeaky ball

a distressed squirrel squawking

chaka chaka crow.

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by Scooj

2356. Gathorne Road (3)

This is not a new wall, in fact it was painted round about this time last year if I remember correctly, just before Upfest 2018. I am posting it now because at last I have managed to get a clean shot of it without cars parked directly in front of it, a rare privilege indeed.

Inkie, Gathorne Road, Bristol, July 2019
Inkie, Gathorne Road, Bristol, July 2019

The piece is obviously by Inkie, and is a straight refresh of a similar piece by the artist that was here before. There is a little hint of Cheba too on the left, with a bit of cosmic background. What is strange about this piece is that it is unfinished, and it would seem that after such a long tiime it is unlikely ever to be finished. The lettering around the word bread is not completely filled or outlined and the leafy sketch at the bottom of the piece also appears to be unfinished. It is a bit naughty of Inkie to leave it like this, and I hope that if it was a commission that the bakery got a discount.

Inkie, Gathorne Road, Bristol, July 2019
Inkie, Gathorne Road, Bristol, July 2019

In the bottom right of the piece we have a beautiful trademark Inkie girl with hair, a motif that is probably most recognisable as being by Inkie. Pleased to have posted this one at last, and even though it is unfinished, we can all move on.

Inkie, Gathorne Road, Bristol, June 2016
Inkie, Gathorne Road, Bristol, June 2016

 

2355. Grosvenor Road (2)


I think that this piece by DNT was specially comissioned for this year’s St Paul’s carnival, and it is a gentle reminder to us all that knife crime in the UK is on the rise, and is not welcome at the carnival. In years gone by, there has been trouble at the carnival, and St Paul’s, when I first arrived in Bristol 28 years ago was a bit of a ‘no-go’ area. Things are much improved these days, but there is still a bit of edge to the place.

DNT, Grosvenor Road, Bristol, July 2019
DNT, Grosvenor Road, Bristol, July 2019

The piece itself demonstrates that DNT can turn his talents to pretty much anything, and stylistically, this piece is quite different from the kinds of things we are more used to sdeeing in the Stokes Croft area. Nice one, great message.

2354. M32 roundabout J3 (155)

I first featured Morny (or Merny – the name seems interchangable) on Natural Adventures last week, and actually this piece was painted before that orange car in pretty much the same place on the south wall of the M32 roundabout.

Morny, M32 roundabout, Bristol, July 2019
Morny, M32 roundabout, Bristol, July 2019

Morny’s love of vehicles is once again demonstrated with this articulated lorry painted in this characteristic naive style. It looks likem a child’s felt-tip drawing, especially the way the fills have been scribbled in. The overall effect is rather pleasurable, even if some of the perspective is a little wonky.

2353. Moon Street (76)

As someone who loves the work of Face 1st, I can honestly say that I don’t think that this is one of his best pieces. Admittedly it has been a bit tagged over the face which detracts from it a bit, but overall it doesn’t have the heart of some of his recent pieces.

Face 1st, Moon Street, Bristol, July 2019
Face 1st, Moon Street, Bristol, July 2019

What it does have though is hair, and the hair in this one is in a slightly different style from his usual work and much more obviously spells out FACE. Everyone has good and not so good days, and I know Face 1st can do better, but I am always charmed by his work, and even his ‘could do better’ stuff is great in my book.