Parhelion

 

A left hand sun dog

hanging in the freezing sky

Winter’s on the way.

 

by Scooj

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73. Ashley Road (1)

Another huge and vivid mural appeared at the end of September by the Bristol based duo Zase and Dekor. I have seen the mural a few times, and it is truly stunning. It also occupies a fantastic spot, at a three-way road junction, and is seen by huge numbers of people every day.

Zase and Dekor, Ashley Road, Bristol, November 2015
Zase and Dekor, Ashley Road, Bristol, November 2015

The cheerful piece contains all the characteristics you would expect from the pair. Fabulous detail, a dream-like subject matter and Zase’s name taking centre stage. Some great photographs of its creation can be found here.

Zase and Dekor, Ashley Road, Bristol, November 2015
Zase and Dekor, Ashley Road, Bristol, November 2015

The mural is thought to feature Zase’s son, but beyond that Zase suggests that you simply have to make of it what you will.

Zase and Dekor, Ashley Road, Bristol, November 2015
Zase and Dekor, Ashley Road, Bristol, November 2015

Other works by Zase and Dekor appear in Cottrell Street, Claremont Road, Cheltenham Road and York Street.

8.5/10

72. Grosvenor Road (1)

Another clear day and a couple of excursions to find more street art and graffiti. I saw enough artwork to keep me out of mischief for some while.

Sepr, Grosvenor Road, Bristol, November 2015
Sepr, Grosvenor Road, Bristol, November 2015

I have seen this particular Sepr work many times, but always in the car, and parking nearby can be difficult, so I have never stopped to photograph it. Sepr has sprayed numerous shop fronts dotted around Bristol but somehow this one looks perfect for its setting in St Pauls. My only minor observation is the missing apostrophe.

7/10

71. Wilder Street

It has been a beautiful, cold, blue-sky day today, so I set off for St Pauls to discover some of the street art I haven’t yet seen. There is so much in the area and I really only scratched the surface. There appear to be a few crews who work the area, and there is an even spread of commissioned work, permitted work and illegal spraying.

PWA, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2015
PWA, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2015

This wall in particular caught the eye. It was painted in early June 2012 by the PWA Crew (Pirate Wall Art). The crew includes Face F1st, Soap, Drest, Sikoh, Luvm and Meta. It will take me a while to work out who paints what in this crew, but the angel face, top left, is by Face F1st and the top right face is by Drest.

Face F1st, PWA, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2015
Face F1st, PWA, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2015

What I particularly like about this mural is the beautiful floral patterning that appears on all four elements. I look forward to uncovering more of their stuff.

PWA, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2015
PWA, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2015

The PWA crew also have a vibrant Facebook page which is well worth a visit.

PWA, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2015
PWA, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2015

7.5/10

70. Picton Lane (4)

More from the wonderful Rowdy in this Montpelier hotspot for street art. This mural is called ‘Lilo’. I am not too sure what it depicts, but it may have a ‘fat cat’ reference there. Who knows? I’d better find Rowdy and ask him.

Rowdy, lilo, Picton Lane, Bristol, November 2015
Rowdy, lilo, Picton Lane, Bristol, November 2015

8/10