Vanessa Scott, Lime Road, Bristol, August 2021, Upfest 21

3921. Upfest 2021 75×75 (56)

On a wall that is rather difficult to photograph, because of its proximity to an adjacent building, is this beautiful mural by Vanessa Scott painted as part of Upfest’s 75 walls in 75 days celebration. I hadn’t heard of Vanessa Scott before I saw this piece, but it would appear that she is well known in the North of England for her creative arts and large murals.

Vanessa Scott, Lime Road, Bristol, August 2021, Upfest 21
Vanessa Scott, Lime Road, Bristol, August 2021, Upfest 21

This mural looks like a piece of colourful patterned material has been draped over the house, or at least that is what it looks like to me. Look a little closer and you can see that the patterns are in  the form of human figures dancing and leaping. This is a truly energetic, creative and unique piece.

Vanessa Scott, Lime Road, Bristol, August 2021, Upfest 21
Vanessa Scott, Lime Road, Bristol, August 2021, Upfest 21

This is one of those walls where you need the courage to ask the neighbours if you can go into their house to photograph the mural, and I just don’t have that courage – my English reserve kicking into the max. It is so good to see so many new walls appearing for Upfest this year, but it has to be said that quite a few of them are a bit awkward to view and photograph. I guess you just can’t have everything on a plate. It is so good to welcome Vanessa Scott to Bristol and I hope it is the first of many visits.

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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.

9 thoughts on “3921. Upfest 2021 75×75 (56)”

  1. As you know Stephen I’m a Bemmie boy, and people may disapprove (including me) of some of the unwanted wall art (!), but Upfest is fabulous as far as I’m concerned. It’s brightened up what was just a working -class neighbourhood into one that we can be proud of.

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  2. Sometimes we are definitely in synch lol . . .
    Have tried to get photographs of this stunner on three separate occasions and finally got the ones I needed to finish the post this afternoon and have just posted it . . . 😉

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