3124. Hammersmith Road

Well, here is something that you don’t see every day, a really old piece by Silent Hobo that if you saw it unsigned, could be difficult to identify as it looks not a lot like his current work.

Silent Hobo, Hammersmith Road, Bristol, August 2020
Silent Hobo, Hammersmith Road, Bristol, August 2020

Painted on a back gate, this piece, that would appear to have been here for some time, has a lot of Mario Brothers going on and the Clifton suspension bridge gives it a clear geographical reference. Finding old gems like this one is always incredibly rewarding, especially when not even looking for them.

2639. Stokes Croft

A cheeky little mosaic flower from Angus below the front window of what used to be the It’s All 2 Much art gallery in Stokes Croft. Now, either this is reasonably new (I don’t think it is) or I have been wandering around with my head in the sky. This particular design was used by Angus at Upfest 2017 and there are a few of them in Bedminster, but I’ve not noticed this one in Stokes Croft before.

Angus, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2019
Angus, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2019

Always witty and pushing for new ideas, Angus has created this Mario Brothers flower using mosaic tiles, which give it a pixellated look a la video game. So good to see his work in North Bristol… something of a rarity for this artist.