346. Upfest 2016 (5)

At this year’s Upfest I have been struck by how many female street artists there are, which is really great, because I think there is a perception that most street artists tend to be male. Well, there was a great mix of gender, nationality and style, and perhaps Danielle Clough, who comes from South Africa and works with thick bright embroidery thread most embodies this extraordinary diversity.

Danielle Clough, Raleigh Road, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Danielle Clough, Raleigh Road, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

Danielle was working hard in the hot sun on Saturday creating this magnificent piece, and continued her work through Sunday in the slightly cooler and at times wetter weather. The outcome is absolutely beautiful, and I hope it will be there for some time to come.

Danielle Clough, Raleigh Road, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Danielle Clough, Raleigh Road, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

I believe this work by Danielle is the first time I have posted work by a known ‘yarn bomber’, but it certainly will not be the last. Refreshing and beautiful.