4491. BRI steps

There is no doubting that Farrah is fast becoming the darling of Bristol mural art, and deservedly so. Her work can be seen all over the city now and is predominantly commission work, although she has painted one or two other walls too. Her bright brush strokes and abstract artwork alongside environmental themes makes her work a ‘safe’ option for commissioners and the Council, who are currently waging war against illegal street art.

Farrah, Bristol Royal Infirmary steps, Bristol, May 2022
Farrah, Bristol Royal Infirmary steps, Bristol, May 2022

This piece alongside the Bristol Royal Infirmary is just so right for the space. These fairly utilitarian concrete steps with perfunctory planting in the flowerbeds has been completely transformed with Farrah’s beautiful and calming artwork.

Farrah, Bristol Royal Infirmary steps, Bristol, May 2022
Farrah, Bristol Royal Infirmary steps, Bristol, May 2022

Each of the stages along the steps has a long wall that Farrah has painted, but the work has spilled out onto other surfaces, including the pathway under your feet. The whole thing is an immersive experience and tiny little adventure to take your mind away from the urban jungle surrounding you.

Farrah, Bristol Royal Infirmary steps, Bristol, May 2022
Farrah, Bristol Royal Infirmary steps, Bristol, May 2022

An additional feature are the little details that Farrah has included at different points around the mural such as a damselfly, butterfly, hedgehog and frog. This is a superb piece that demonstrates so clearly how urban art can be uplifting and improve an area immeasurably. Bravo!

Farrah, Bristol Royal Infirmary steps, Bristol, May 2022
Farrah, Bristol Royal Infirmary steps, Bristol, May 2022