Allotment time

Here my breathing slows

until no air passes through;

place and mind are one.

 

by Scooj

I sat in this overgrown corner of my allotment doing a butterfly survey this afternoon. My heart rate slowed and I caught myself not even breathing. So calm and peaceful.

3. Broad Quay

There are two murals that appear to have been commissioned to celebrate the ‘Grand Appeal’, a charity that raises funds for Bristol Children’s Hospital. One of them dates back to 2013 and the Gromit Unleashed trail, the second, and very recent mural, links up with the Shaun in the City trail. They can be seen on Broad Quay next to the Radisson Blu Hotel.

Cheo, Shaun the Sheep, Broad Quay, Bristol, July 2015
Cheo, Shaun the Sheep, Broad Quay, Bristol, July 2015

The murals are by Cheo, a Bristol street artist whose trademark is a cartoon bumblebee that appears on most of his work. Cheo started in earnest in the 1980s and was clearly an emerging talent who won several prizes and awards as a youngster.

Cheo, Broad Quay, Bristol, July 2015
Cheo, Broad Quay, Bristol, July 2015

I am slowly becoming a fan of the cartoon style and admire the work of yet another Bristol-based street artist.

 

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Leviathan

Blue whales arrive with

a message in a bottle –

don’t throw it away.

 

by Scooj

As part of Bristol Green Capital, this enormous public art installation will be launched on Friday 17 July. I saw the artists making the finishing touches to ‘Bristol Blue Whales’ today. It is stunning.

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