I first saw this magnificent piece on Silent Hobo’s Instagram feed just after he had started it and I knew straight away that it was an epic mural. This commission from Bristol food connections (a city-wide, week long food festival) is on the perfect wall on Hotwell Road and rises to three stories.
It is unusual to see such a large mural in Bristol, especially outside the Upfest or See No Evil areas, so this is something pretty special. Silent Hobo is an artist who captures a mood, especially among youngsters, and translates it into his often highly detailed works.
I like the extra things he has worked into the piece – a reference to Clifton suspension bridge and some pizza deliveries being made by drones. The whole thing has a real crossover between rural and urban, modern and vintage and quaint and edgy. A master work.
We are lucky in Bristol to have so many talented artists. What Silent Hobo gives us is real soul and relevance. I love this huge piece.