4704. St Werburghs tunnel (308)

Merny, St Werburghs, Bristol, September 2022
Merny, St Werburghs, Bristol, September 2022

It is always, always a pleasure to find Merny pieces… he is one of my favourite artists in Bristol, always coming up with pieces that have a story to tell, and this one at the entrance of the tunnel is no exception.

Merny, St Werburghs, Bristol, September 2022
Merny, St Werburghs, Bristol, September 2022

Unlike many other Merny pieces, this one has remained untagged and intact for a week or two now, which is great news for those that don’t get an opportunity to see his creations. The message here is ‘don’t throw the baby out with the bath water’, but what it refers to I am not quite sure. The naive illustration is full of colour and movement and leaves little to the imagination.

Merny, St Werburghs, Bristol, September 2022
Merny, St Werburghs, Bristol, September 2022

The right-hand side of the piece is a little bit of extra abstract work, and I am not entirely sure what it is about. There is a nice colour transition, and the shapes are quite pleasing. I wondered if it was finished, or whether Merny was simply using up some paint and having a bit of fun. As a whole, I like this wall, but of course I would, because I am a bit of a fan.