Tanith Gould, Cheltenham Road, Bristol, December 2022

4965. Cheltenham Road

Tanith Gould, Cheltenham Road, Bristol, December 2022
Tanith Gould, Cheltenham Road, Bristol, December 2022

I have been meaning to post this outstanding and captivating shopfront commission by Tanith Gould in Cheltenham Road since I first saw it a few months back. Finally, over the Christmas break, I managed to get out on foot and grab some nice pictures from the opposite side of the street.

Tanith Gould, Cheltenham Road, Bristol, December 2022
Tanith Gould, Cheltenham Road, Bristol, December 2022

It is great to see what Tanith Gould can do at scale, and she has absolutely nailed it with this octopus piece over two levels of the building. The words “for where your treasure is, there your heart shall be also” sounds like a quote from Pirates of the Carribbean (especially with the octopus prompt), but is actually a biblical quote (Matthew 6:21)

Tanith Gould, Cheltenham Road, Bristol, December 2022
Tanith Gould, Cheltenham Road, Bristol, December 2022

The piece is beautifully finished, and has enough detail and mischief to keep you looking at it, and it seems to work perfectly on this old city shopfront. I would love to see more commissions from Tanith Gould, who thus far, has been painting on the streets with the Bristol Mural Collective at their occasional paint jams.

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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.

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