4662. M32 cycle path (184)

The Mole, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, August2022
The Mole, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, August2022

The Mole (or to give him his full name, Inca the Mole) has been fairly busy lately with a few pieces in Bristol and elsewhere, which is always good to see. This lovely bit of graffiti writing is on the M32 cycle path, unseen by the motorway traffic above.

The Mole, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, August2022
The Mole, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, August2022

From what I have seen, The Mole likes to use softer tones in his work, and appears to be a fan of world peace, as much of his work is decorated with peace symbols incorporated into the colour schemes of his fills. This is very nice, tidy and clean writing, typical of  The Mole’s apparent conscientious approach.

4600. Cumberland Basin

Sometimes, when a piece has been tagged, you have to look beyond the tag and see the piece for what it is underneath the disrespectful scrawl. Inca (the mole) is an artist whose work I simply don’t seem to come across all that often, so when I do, I like to publish it, even if tagged.

The Mole, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, July 2022
The Mole, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, July 2022

Inca on this occasion has painted his mole character, although sometimes he writes INCA, so it helps to know what to look out for. Inca’s mole character is most endearing, and the simplicity of the piece supports the maxim that sometimes less is more. The mole outline seems to have been superimposed on a sunrise landscape, with some lovely horizontal colour transitions, and of course, there is always the subliminal Ukraine flag when blue sits above yellow. A nice piece tucked away.

4518. St Werburghs tunnel (298)

I don’t see enough of Inca the Mole’s work, not because he isn’t painting, but more because I don’t seem to be very good at finding his spots. I couldn’t miss this one in St Werburghs tunnel though on my last visit there.

The Mole, St Werburghs, Bristol, June 2022
The Mole, St Werburghs, Bristol, June 2022

This piece of graffiti writing from The Mole is absolutely fabulous. The letters are really crisp and sharp along with a thin white border. The letters spelling out Inca are filled with four colours transitioning horizontally really nicely. To cap off the piece, and the bit that stands out are the little peace signs floating through the middle. Some good drips too. All in all a well executed piece from LRS artist The Mole.

3927. Cumberland Basin

Another debut on Natural Adventures – crumbs, there have been so many of those this year, it is no wonder that I am having difficulty with keeping up. This is a rather charming piece by The Mole, who come to Bristol for Eman’s birthday paint jam at the end of July.

The Mole, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, August 2021
The Mole, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, August 2021

Naturally enough, The Mole likes to paint moles, and this one is sporting a rather fetching collection of pink peace symbols. The signature says Inca, and to give the artist his full name it is ‘Inca the Mole’. I like these kinds of megatag pieces, where an artist settles on a theme and then replicates it with variations. Lovely to see, and definitely not the last I will be posting from this west of England artist.