Insane51, Tobacco Factory, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21

4000. Upfest 2021 75×75 (70)

This morning’s post is something of a landmark for me. It is my 4,000th street/graffiti art post on Natural Adventures, not something that I planned all those years ago with this first post.

Insane51, Tobacco Factory, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21
Insane51, Tobacco Factory, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21

It is fitting, I think, that one of the most impactful street artists to hit the walls of Bristol is the subject of this milestone post – Insane51. This is probably ‘the’ feature wall for Upfest and gets an awful lot of footfall and exposure. You might recall the Greta Thunberg piece by Jody that preceded this one.

Insane51, Tobacco Factory, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21
Insane51, Tobacco Factory, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21

Apart from being visually stunning as it is, Insane 51’s work is designed to be viewed through 3D colour filter glasses that allow you to see the two pictures that combine to make the one mural. You can see what I mean if you look at this article from the the Bristol Post.

Insane51, Tobacco Factory, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21
Insane51, Tobacco Factory, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 21

The artwork itself is best described by the artist, taken from his Instagram feed:

🔴 ‘DREAM” 🔵

⚫ NYX holding SELENE 🌕

⚫ Nyx is the Greek goddess of the night. A shadowy figure, Nyx stood at or near the beginning of creation and mothered other personified deities such as Hypnos (Sleep) and Thanatos (Death), with Erebus (Darkness). Her appearances are sparse in surviving mythology, but reveal her as a figure of such exceptional power and beauty that she is feared by Zeus himself.

🌕 Selene is the goddess of the Moon. She is the daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia, and sister of the sun god Helios and the dawn goddess Eos. She drives her moon chariot across the heavens.

An extraordinary piece by a world-class artist. On to the next 4,000 posts.

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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.

8 thoughts on “4000. Upfest 2021 75×75 (70)”

  1. Congratulations on that wonderful milestone.
    I reached 4000 quite some time ago but then had a weird one where a whole load of my posts disappeared and I then reached 4000 for the second time a little while ago lol . . .
    I put it down to an Instagram glitch.

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