3829. St Werburghs tunnel (248)

I cannot explain how thrilled I was to see this collaboration recently, because it heralded the return to throwing paint at walls of Tasha Bee, one of my favourite artists. Tasha Bee has been concentrating on other projects for the last three years or so, including her small business Pot Heads Pottery, which seems to be going pretty well, and is a wonderful Bristol creative business. The other half of this lovely collaboration is by Antikki and it is great to see these two working together with their complementary styles.

Tasha Bee, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2021
Tasha Bee, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2021

On the left hand side of the wall is a beautiful and tranquil, stylised portrait piece by Tasha Bee. All the elements of her work are there, with lots of symbolism and a calmness that is represented in so much of her work. The character’s abundant hair flows to the right appearing to turn into waves on the sea.

Antikki, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2021
Antikki, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2021

Antikki has continued the theme and colour scheme, although there is much more movement in her dancing figures against the blue waves. I absolutely love this collaboration and it is a pity that it didn’t last very long. I am just so made up that I photographed it when I did. I sincerely hope that these two get together again soon as there is something magical in their partnership.

Tasha Bee and Antikki, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2021
Tasha Bee and Antikki, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2021