Overwintered

 

Three dazzling peacocks

a spectacular display

spring’s warmth awakens

 

by Scooj

2279. Porlock Road

Exploring new parts of Bristol always has its rewards, and I found this piece by Andy Council completely by accident when I went on a pilgrimage to see the My Dog Sighs and Curtis Hylton collaboration up on Windmill Hill.

Andy Council, Porlock Road, Bristol, April 2019
Andy Council, Porlock Road, Bristol, April 2019

It seems that Andy Council’s pieces are dotted all over Bristol, and after five years of writing posts like this one, I still have several more to find. The reason that his work is so dispersed is that he does a lot of private commissions and so he is not confined to the few ‘legal’ spots in Bristol to show off his fabulous work.

Andy Council, Porlock Road, Bristol, April 2019
Andy Council, Porlock Road, Bristol, April 2019

This splendid peacock is a great example of Andy Council at his very best in which the whole creation is made up of buildings typical of the area in Bristol. The blue colour scheme suits this piece and the wall superbly. A great find, and good to know that there are still these hidden gems all over the place.

Peacock

 

Intimidating

deception masks a higher

imperative to

survive juvenility

into metamorphosis.

 

by Scooj

  • Below – the peacock butterfly that inspired my first haiku. This Tanka is about the peacock butterfly caterpillar.
Peacock Butterfly, Haiku 1
Peacock Butterfly, Haiku 1

Peacock

 

Love tokens on Ward Street, Bristol
Love tokens on Ward Street, Bristol

 

He loves her so much,

his proclamation is clear

for all to witness.

 

 

 

by Scooj

  • One of a pair of Haiku, to be read with Black Widow. The inspiration came from two mysterious cards stuck to a wall in Ward Street, Bristol.