John D'oh, Gloucester Road, Bristol, November 2021

4067. Gloucester Road

Since the first lockdown, my daughter and I have watched quite a few old shows by Bob Ross, and been mesmerised by them. Our viewing is interspersed with comments like ‘how does he do that’ or ‘that is just ridiculous’. As amazing as his landscapes are, they are not really my cup of tea, but watching him create them is truly awe-inspiring. This reference piece by John D’oh is a nice nod to the talent of Bob Ross.

John D'oh, Gloucester Road, Bristol, November 2021
John D’oh, Gloucester Road, Bristol, November 2021

This stencil is one of many by John D’oh adorning the walls of Bishopston Tiles, and if you are in the area, it is well worth stopping by for a few moments to enjoy them. The words are another witty commentary on the disastrous state of deforestation, something that the COP26 climate agreement might at long last be starting to address. Our role in all of this is not to let our Government off the hook, even for a moment, and to continue to campaign hard for systemic policy changes in how we do things in the UK. Plastic bag tax was just a start, but shows what can be done.

This is the first of many posts I’ll be writing about this wall.

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

3 thoughts on “4067. Gloucester Road”

  1. No happy little trees where the HS2 ripped out the ancient woodlands. 🌳🌳🌲🌳🌳🌲🌳🌲🌳🌲🌳 The compacted mud saddens me. As for those regimented saplings/ 🌱 The are not happy, as they don’t get tended and most likely will die as did their predecessors. All to make way for the high speed train track, a useless piece of egocentric claptrap white elephant. It’s taken so much from the environment and the people who lived in the HS2 way.

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