Emerald

 

Warmer breeze wakens

dozey rose chafers that crash

through the shrubbery.

 

by Scooj

1830. Barcelona

There are so many shutters in Barcelona. Shutters on shops and shutters on the entrances to apartment parking lots. There is also a huge graffiti/street art culture. Put the two things together and you get an awful lot of sprayed shutters…some much better-looking than others. This is one I took a bit of a shine to.

Joel Aroyo, Barcelona, March 2018
Joel Aroyo, Barcelona, March 2018

It is by Joel Aroyo, who I think sprays rather a lot of shutters and I would guess many of them commissions. The Beetle car is iconic and this piece reflects that status. Overall a nice shutter.

143. Leonard Lane (7)

Inspired by Frankie Beane’s recent post featuring ATM I thought I would share some wildlife street art by the artist in the wonderful Leonard Lane. This thin lane that follows the boundary of the old city wall is festooned with natural history street art instigated by a project called ‘Human Nature‘. Some 18 artists including ATM and Stewy took part, and I have posted several works already in this blog.

ATM, Leonard Lane, Bristol, August 2015
ATM, Leonard Lane, Bristol, August 2015

My challenge was to demonstrate that ATM, although a specialist in painting birds, has also painted some stunning creatures, including this moth and beetle.

ATM, Leonard Lane, Bristol, August 2015
ATM, Leonard Lane, Bristol, August 2015

I stroll down Leonard Lane about once a week, hoping to see something new. Some of the works have been tagged and are getting a little ragged…maybe time for a revamp?

ATM, Leonard Lane, Bristol, August 2015
ATM, Leonard Lane, Bristol, August 2015

8/10