3Dom, St George skate park, Bristol, May 2020

2973. St George skate park (9)

In St George skate park, at the far end from the car park, is a tombstone of a skate ramp, looking more like the monolith in 2001: a Space Odyssey than a piece of skating architecture. This is a favourite spot for some artists in Bristol, and recently it was the turn of 3Dom to decorate this wall.

3Dom, St George skate park, Bristol, May 2020
3Dom, St George skate park, Bristol, May 2020

I think the story here is putting urban civilisation under the microscope, but to what end I am not so sure. The microscope has been brilliantly observed and painted well and reminds me of the days when I used to do some real science rather than whatever it is I do these days.

3Dom, St George skate park, Bristol, May 2020
3Dom, St George skate park, Bristol, May 2020

This is a simple and striking piece that is brilliantly suited to the wall it has been sprayed on and offers us another aspect of this fabulous artist’s talents. I feared that with the sun behind the wall I wouldn’t get any decent pictures, but I think they turned out ok.

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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.

6 thoughts on “2973. St George skate park (9)”

  1. I love this, too! I used a scope back in the day. The artist included all the aspects of the microscope and did so quite well. I’m not magnifying much these days either…Happy Thursday.

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  2. Always great to see something new by 3Dom and this piece whilst difficult to photograph is I reckon a statement about exactly where we are now as a society and how far removed we’ve come from the society that we used to know. It also smacks of the surveillance we all have to endure on a daily basis and probably how that surveillance should be turned round to look inwardly at those doing the surveillance . . . but then that’s just me lol . . . 😉

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      1. I have at times asked the question of an artist and normally they say it was just what was in their head or what they decided to paint on the day and didn’t have any meaning at all lol . . .


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