First netball tournament

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Full of excitement 

nervous anticipation

my goal attack girl. 

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by Scooj

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430. Upfest 2016 (46)

One of the best things about my personal journey into the world of graffiti art and street art has been the discovery and continuing observation of Tom Miller. Tom is a fine artist who has turned his hand, like many others, to the street and with stunning results.

Tom Miller, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Tom Miller, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

This work was produced for Upfest, and I managed to catch him just as he was signing the piece. Some great shots, but my intrusion came at the expense of a film maker who has been following Tom for a couple of years…I got in the way a bit…oops.

Tom Miller, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Tom Miller, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

All was ok though as we have a mutual interest in Tom,’s work, and my accidental ‘photobomb’ was forgiven.

Tom Miller, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Tom Miller, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

Tom’s work is centered around his construct of ‘imaginite’ which is, I think, the idea of capturing the mind’s thoughts in art. A fabulous concept, and one that draws heavily on the Surrealist movement. I just love his work and this is a beauty.

429. Wilder Street (8)

There are some pieces that you just fall in love with. It is difficult to explain why, it just happens. This is one such piece, and I have been waiting a little while to post it because I wasn’t too sure who the artist was. It is by Acid Collapse, and one of my favourite pieces of the year.

Acid Collapse, Wilder Street, Bristol, June 2016
Acid Collapse, Wilder Street, Bristol, June 2016

I can find out very little about Acid (Juanito) Collapse other than that he is probably from Colombia, that he has a Facebook Page and that he visited Bristol Earlier this year. The rest is a mystery.

Acid Collapse, Wilder Street, Bristol, June 2016
Acid Collapse, Wilder Street, Bristol, June 2016

This piece seems to cross seamlessly from graffiti art to street art and back again. Amazing colour palette, stunning writing and the face is just the best. It would be grate to see him return some time.

 

 

428. Jamaica Street (6)

Directly opposite the Stokes Croft open air gallery is a house which received an unusual makeover by Cheba a few months back. The building was badly tagged and getting a bit grotty, but the unusual pink stellar Cheba work kind of put an end to that.

China Girl Tile, Jamaica Street, Bristol, September 2016
China Girl Tile, Jamaica Street, Bristol, September 2016

I have walked past the mural many times but only very recently become aware of the brightly coloured ceramic pony above the window. It is by China Girl Tile, and so incredibly kitcsh that it is just bloody brilliant. Small and unnoticed by most passers-by it really made me laugh when I saw it.

China Girl Tile and Cheba, Jamaica Street, Bristol, September 2016
China Girl Tile and Cheba, Jamaica Street, Bristol, September 2016

This is almost certainly an ‘extra’ left behind by China Girl Tile after installing her brilliant foxes for Upfest in July. It also works so well with Cheba’s pink ‘number’. So utterly worth seeking out.