Earth has no borders

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The world is dying

while nationalism thrives

what does this tell us?

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by Scooj

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716. The Bearpit (57)

A little while back I posted a piece by Skor85 – it was of a dog on a cloud, and there was some discussion as to what animal it actually was. This piece is by the same artist and in almost exactly the same spot but it carries quite a different message.

Skor85, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Skor85, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017

I am not too sure what the piece is articulating in the line ‘what are you proud of’ nor am I clear what the brick hand holding the earth is about. Clearly full of symbolism, there is a good story here somewhere. It would be nice to know a little more.

297. Stokes Croft corner wall (3)

This is another one of 3Dom’s favourite walls. For about a year the space has been occupied by his slightly odd skull in a birdcage piece. Its replacement is something altogether different and in my view odd or unsettling.

3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, June 2016
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, June 2016

This is a piece full of symbolism that I can’t for the life of me unravel. The piece presents us with a foetus that has the Earth for a head. The dark red surround is, I guess, representative of the womb, which appears to be a landfill site or some other wasteland. All most peculiar.

3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, June 2016
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, June 2016

I think it would be good top try and collar him sometime and ask him about some of his pieces, as they are wild, hugely creative and visually provocative.

289. Stokes Croft, number 57

This, I think is probably the most difficult collaboration in Bristol to photograph. The work, dated 2009 is by 3Dom and Voyder and sits high above a local massage parlour. Charged with symbolism the piece depicts a figurine being held gently in large cupped hands, or even emanating from those hands. The earth and sun both contribute to the symbolism.

3Dom and Voyder, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2016
3Dom and Voyder, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2016

All around the piece is some ornate decoration that sets it off really nicely.

3Dom and Voyder, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2016
3Dom and Voyder, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2016

It is such a bugger to photograph though. In the summer there is a tree that makes the view pretty much impossible, and in the winter, the same tree is an obstacle. To avoid the tree, you have to advance closer to the base of the piece and then the angles are all a bit peculiar. This was the best I could do last Winter.

It is a lasting collaboration and has been left entirely alone.