2469. M32 roundabout J3 (169)

I have been very taken with these delightfully colourful and ephemeral pieces by Eden that appeared on the M32 roundabout a month or so ago. The works appear to be simple in composition, but there is a complexity to them that probably goes unnoticed by most people.

Eden, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2019
Eden, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2019

Take a closer look at these streaks of paint and you can see a large crowd of people milling round and going about their daily business. Take a closer look still and two of the figures near the bottom have struck up a relationship as indicated by the little lines above their head. Is it a conversation? Are they in love? are they Arguing? Take a look around the piece and you start to see other interactions happening. A lovely and interesting piece from Eden.

2446.M32 roundabout J3 (167)

Recently some rather uplifting and optimistic small pieces have been appearing on the M32 roundabout by an artist called Eden. This is yet another artist new to me and one I know very little about.

Eden, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2019
Eden, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2019

This rather subtle and understated piece is easily missed but once found is not easily forgotten. The bright colours give the viewer the sense that there is optimism for our planet, which is what I got out of it anyway. A simple design which is competently painted and which has given me pause for thought every time I have walked past. Nice one Eden.