2836. M32 roundabout J3 (201)

If there are any silver linings to the Covid-19 pandemic, and I say this fully recognising the horror that faces us all, one would have to be that Mother Earth can take a breather from carbon outputs, chronically stifling air quality, disturbance of species and habitats and rabid consumption that we have all become so accustomed to… a temporary turning down of the global dial. Another silver lining is that with fewer opportunities to photograph street art and fewer pieces being painted, I have an opportunity to delve into my archive and bring you some wonderful work that has been dormant on my computer files for a while. This is a resource I will be dipping into for as long as it takes. A trip down memory lane.

Bad Taste, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2019
Bad Taste, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2019

First up from June last year is this rat piece from Bad Tast, an artist I posted about not too long ago showing a collaboration with Soap in St Werburghs Tunnel. I don’t know if Bad Taste sprays anything other than rats, but it is an accomplished piece and practiced style and a welcome addition to Bristol street art.

Soap and Bad Taste, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2019
Soap and Bad Taste, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2019

2650. St Werburghs tunnel (124)

Not exactly a Christmas Day kind of piece, but one I photographed in the tunnel of St Werburghs way back in July this year and have only just got round to posting because… well just because.

Soap, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2019
Soap, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2019

It is a rather nice collaboration between Soap (a regular on these pages) on the left and Bad Taste on the right. Soap was undergoing something of a renaissance during the summer and seemed to be churning out bright and happy pieces of which this is a super example.

Bad Taste, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2019
Bad Taste, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2019

I know nothing about Bad Taste and can only think that he/she was a visitor to Bristol who’d hooked up with Soap to find a cool place to paint. The rat is really nicely painted and stood out from the crowd in the tunnel for quite some time I seem to recall.

Now get back to your turkey (or vegetarian alternative) and enjoy the rest of this joyous Christmas Day.