He and I

 

I didn’t want him

I didn’t want him at all

but now I’ve got him

 

we walk together always

with mut(t)ual disrespect.

 

by Scooj

377. West Pallant, Chichester

Having only recently posted about JPS in Weston-super-Mare, I was lucky enough to find this wonderful JPS cat while staying with my mother in West Wittering recently.

JPS, West Pallant, Chichester, August 2016
JPS, West Pallant, Chichester, August 2016

I knew the cat was somewhere in Chichester, but wasn’t sure where. I don’t know if you have ever been to Chichester, but its compass layout should be a simple enough plan to map out in your brain. I, however, and I know I am not alone in this, really struggle to know where on earth I am when in one of the four main streets. This cat I hope will help me to navigate better in future, along with the wonderful Stik not too far away.

JPS, West Pallant, Chichester, August 2016
JPS, West Pallant, Chichester, August 2016

This cat by JPS has been stencilled in other places too…another post maybe. It is quite beautiful. The stencil itself is exceptional and the colouring really makes it stand out. If you look carefully you will see the the letters J P S disguised in the cat’s fur. One of my favourite stencils.

JPS, West Pallant, Chichester, August 2016
JPS, West Pallant, Chichester, August 2016

350. Upfest 2016 (9)

Sometimes you see a piece and you just say to yourself ‘yes’. That was what I felt when I saw this beautiful dog by Loughborough street artist Buber Nebz. Perhaps he is better known for his Lego men that he paints, but his creation at Upfest is simply wonderful.

Buber Nebz, Upfest , Bristol, July 2016
Buber Nebz, Upfest , Bristol, July 2016

The whole composition just works really well. The gray shades and technique, but for me the composition is just perfect. The grumpy ginger bread man with legs missing and the fabulous expression on the dog possibly showing remorse.

Buber Nebz, Upfest , Bristol, July 2016
Buber Nebz, Upfest , Bristol, July 2016

I love this piece, but especially have in mind Frankie Beane while writing this post. One for the dog-lovers.