Dusk

 

Silent darkening

cold claggy mud underfoot

spindly flies dancing

 

by Scooj

2310. St Werburghs tunnel (86)

I took this picture back in June, and when I last visited St Werburghs tunnel, This piece by Dusk was still there. The more I see of Dusk’s work, the more I am warming to it. I caught up with Oner recently, and we were talking about the pieces in the tunnel, and he told me that the name ‘DUSK’ comes from ‘Don’t Use Skinny Kaps’. A skinny cap is a cap that you use on a spray can that gives a slightly narrower arc of spray and so tighter lines. The more skilled at spray painting you are, the less need for skinny caps. For me, as a learner, skinny caps are essential.

Sunday graff 0002 9 June 2019

What is notable about this piece is that I don’t recall seeing Dusk including a character before – that doesn’t mean he hasn’t, it just means I haven’t seen one. The character is rather fun, and appears to be smoking a reefer, although what would I know?

 

 

1963. M32 roundabout J3 (117)

The pieces that I post on Natural Adventures probably represent only a small proportion of what is out there at any one moment. Of course I tend to write about the stuff that I like and I might have an unconscious or even conscious quality filter to make sure that what appears on these pages makes the grade. At any one time there are dozens of artists and graffiti writers that are just bubbling under and who I am aware of, but their throw ups and bombing are not really anything special. There comes a point when work by these artists starts to get too good to ignore and this is such an example by DUSK.

Dusk, M32, Bristol, January 2019
Dusk, M32, Bristol, January 2019

Recently there has been more and more great work appearing from this writer and to date this is finest piece I have seen. This is a work that is bright and vibrant and smacks you in the face saying ‘look at me’. I hope that this will be the first of many pieces by Dusk on this blog and that we can see how the artist develops. I also hope to find out a little bit about Dusk by way of background and context.