29. High Kingsdown (2)

Nick Walker, Rapunzel
Nick Walker, Rapunzel

Only a stone’s throw away from the new Unify stencil, is a memorable work by one of Bristol’s most celebrated street artists.

Nick Walker was born in 1969 (which makes him almost as old as me) and has become a world famous artist, having emerged from the Bristol graffiti scene in the early 1980s. He tends to use stencils and freehand, and many of his works will be found in more than one place. More about Nick Walker can be found here.

 

Nick Walker, Rapunzel
Nick Walker, Rapunzel
Nick Walker, Rapunzel
Nick Walker, Rapunzel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This particular mural is known as ‘Rapunzel’ and features a recurring theme in his work of a ‘vandalism’ motif with a heart. It appeared in August 2008.

I will be posting more of his Bristol murals in time.

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28. Baffins Lane car park, Chichester

My mother told me I really should go and check out a beautiful bird mural in the centre of Chichester when I was visiting a week or two ago, so I did.

ROA, Baffins Lane Car Park, Chichester, August 2015
ROA, Baffins Lane Car Park, Chichester, August 2015

The mural, which overlooks the Baffins Lane car park, is by ROA, and was created during the Chichester street art festival in 2013.

ROA, Baffins Lane Car Park, Chichester, August 2015
ROA, Baffins Lane Car Park, Chichester, August 2015

Although his work appears throughout Europe and beyond, little is known about the artist from Ghent, Belgium.

ROA, Baffins Lane Car Park, Chichester, August 2015
ROA, Baffins Lane Car Park, Chichester, August 2015

He specialises in pictures of animals, often gracefully contorted in death poses. These birds however, are very much alive. I will have to look out his work in Bristol.

ROA, Baffins Lane Car Park, Chichester, August 2015
ROA, Baffins Lane Car Park, Chichester, August 2015