1416. St Michael’s Hill (3)

Occasionally I vary my walk to work, and instead of sweeping through Stokes Croft and The Bearpit, where I am guaranteed to find some lovely new stuff, I take the hilly route and drop down St Michael’s Hill. This is not an area known for its street art, so finding this large wall by Cheba is a real find.

Cheba, St Michael's Hill, Bristol, December 2017
Cheba, St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, December 2017

What a lovely way to decorate a ‘dead’ wall like this one with one of his cosmos pieces. He really has nailed this technique and is quite the best at it that I have seen. I managed to get a shot of it before completion, and it was some time before I visited it again.

Cheba, St Michael's Hill, Bristol, February 2018
Cheba, St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, February 2018

I always like to see his work, it is something fresh and different.

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1271. St Michael’s Hill (2)

This is not a new piece by Shab, it has been here for months, but it replaces a piece by him that was here before and which I posted in February 2017. It would seem that Shab has the permission of the owners to claim this spot as his own.

Shab, St Michael's Hill, Bristol, November 2017
Shab, St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, November 2017

I never tire of the abstract form that Shab brings to his work, enjoy the anatomical references he makes in his work, which recently has been the inclusion of an eye. In this piece he includes another eye and also the eye scokets and nasal cavity of a skull.

Shab, St Michael's Hill, Bristol, November 2017
Shab, St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, November 2017

This is an interesting piece and slightly off the beaten track. One for the locals.

645. St Michael’s Hill (1)

Well it’s all Shabs at the moment. I said that there would be more to share with you, and so it is. This is a lovely piece on the side of a small cafĂ© at the bottom of St Michael’s Hill, and in an area without much I the way of street art.

Shab, St Michael's Hill, Bristol, September 2016
Shab, St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, September 2016

This piece has the characteristic colourful outlines of a figure, and of course a beautiful signature eye. I have walked past this many many times on my way to work, and I believe it to be an outstanding work.

Shab, St Michael's Hill, Bristol, September 2016
Shab, St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, September 2016

The area is significant to me and my family as both of my children were born in St Michael’s Hospital just up the hill from here.