4783. St Werburghs tunnel (314)

Elvs, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2022
Elvs, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2022

Happy Halloween. This is a lovely piece painted by Elvs in the tunnel a week or so ago, in time for me to be able to include it in Natural Adventures. There will be quite a few more Halloween pieces to follow, I just haven’t photographed them yet. I haven’t been able to get out much last week.

Elvs, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2022
Elvs, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2022

As ever Elvs’ writing is outstanding and close to perfection, and his grim reaper character is expertly done. Very nice to see. While we enjoy this wonderful art, we should perhaps take a moment to pause and reflect on the tragic events in the news of the deaths of so many people during a Halloween celebration in Seoul, South Korea.

4162. Cattle Market Road (9)

The large tunnel that runs underneath the railway tracks of Bristol Temple Meads station is home to a whole ton of graffiti, but is not a place I visit very often. It was great to see, therefore, on my most recent visit this magnificent skull piece by Dabuten Tronko.

Dabuten Tronko, Cattle Market Road, Bristol, December 2021
Dabuten Tronko, Cattle Market Road, Bristol, December 2021

I have never met the artist, but would be really interested in doing so at some point, just to get a sense of what makes him tick. His pieces are always really interesting to look at and his technical ability top notch, marry those together and you get a creative beast staring at you from the wall. This grim reaper figure has a bit of a tattoo artist feel to it, although I don’t think Dabuten Tronko is a tattoo artist. A satisfying find.

3284. M32 Cycle path (84)

There is a thing at this time of year in the street/graffiti art world and that is to do a Halloween piece. I haven’t seen too many this year, although I have just been out to walk the dog and photographed a whole bunch more. This one is by Biers, who I am pleased to report is writing Biers again having spent the last year or two writing OhYeah.

Biers, M32 cycle path, Bristol, October 2020
Biers, M32 cycle path, Bristol, October 2020

This piece is a classic writing/character combination with a rather friendly looking grim reaper popping up to the right hand side of the writing. Biers has been reasonably dormant this year, so it is great to see him getting out and about.