Pangolin

 

Peculiar beast

sporting ‘globe artichoke’ scales

and sixteen inch tongue.

 

by Scooj

 

  • I challenged myself to write a haiku about the first animal I could think of. I think I might make this a series…any suggestions welcome.
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1093. Stapleton Road, Masala Bazaar (2)

I think I have been saving this one up for a while, because I like to hold back some of the really good pieces I come across. This is of course by Louis Masai and has been around for about eighteen months or so I would think.

Louis Masai, Stapleton Road, Bristol, January 2017
Louis Masai, Stapleton Road, Bristol, January 2017

Is is on a wall in Stapleton road, opposite the Andy Council spider. Louis Masai’s work is at the forefront of using street art to highlight the danger our magnificent wildlife faces, and he does it in an engaging and welcoming way. He is not protesting, rather he is educating.

Louis Masai, Stapleton Road, Bristol, January 2017
Louis Masai, Stapleton Road, Bristol, January 2017

This pangolin piece I think is my favourite of his in Bristol, probably because I am very fond of these bizarre creatures, and he has captured it in an interesting pose.

Louis Masai, Stapleton Road, Bristol, January 2017
Louis Masai, Stapleton Road, Bristol, January 2017

The patchwork quilt effect that Louis Masai achieves in his work is quite remarkable, and you could spend hours just looking at the detail in each section of the ‘material’. In this particular piece, the pebble dash wall adds another level of texture to the overall work…although it must be a nightmare to spray on. All good. Now to save the planet.