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.
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.
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.