2946. St Werburghs tunnel (168)

I managed to get out yesterday and found a few new pieces around the place, and it would seem that with some social distancing rules being relaxed artists are beginning to slowly return to walls. In the meantime, I still have a few archive pieces lined up for publication, including this fine collaboration fron Dasco and Wiflywin.

Dasco, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2019
Dasco, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2019

On the left is a nice piece of writing from Dasco. Confident and assured the fills are great and the stripy barcode effect on the 3D lettering has worked well in this instance, which is not always an easy thing to do. Set on an orange brick wall, the piece segues nicely into the wiflywin piece to the right.

Wiflywin, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2019
Wiflywin, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2019

Wiflywin continues the writing using a similar colour palette and the barcoded 3D letter shading, but perhaps with just a little less confidence. I am not quite sure what the letters spell out, and I will have to get to know more about the artist.

Dasco and Wiflywin, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2019
Dasco and Wiflywin, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2019

On the right is a smashed up police car and I am uncertain whether one or the other or both artists painted it. Perhaps there was another artist involved, I am not sure, but I rather like it, and it works really well as a ‘character’ bookend to the graffiti writing. I’m┬ánot sure why I never posted this in November last year when I first photographed it.

UPDATE – On 30 May I met Wiflywin for the first time and asked him about this, he told me that he painted the police car… problem solved.

2679. Cheltenham 2019 (28)

Aah, pigs swimming, but not any ordinary pigs, it looks like these might be related in some way to the uniformed kind. I absolutely love this rather surreal mural from Peter Sheridan at the Cheltenham Paint Festival 2019. It is an outrageous piece beautifuly painted.

Peter Sheridan, Paint Festival 2019, Cheltenham, September 2019
Peter Sheridan, Paint Festival 2019, Cheltenham, September 2019

Peter Sheridan painted one of my favourite pieces of Upfest 2018 and he has carried on his brilliant work in Cheltenham. It took a while to find this piece but it was well worth the endeavour. It is not only the bizarre and humorous story of the piece, but the execution is quite exquisite.

Peter Sheridan, Paint Festival 2019, Cheltenham, September 2019
Peter Sheridan, Paint Festival 2019, Cheltenham, September 2019

Any piece with water is always going to be a challenge, but it is one that the artist has risen to and mastered. There are two other pieces that instantly come to mind when I see this and they are; the Odeith crocodile at Upfest 2018 and the figure in water by Cosmo Sarson at Upfest 2016:

Odeith, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Odeith, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Cosmo Sarson, Greville Road, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Cosmo Sarson, Greville Road, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016