Common Blue

 

On Cornish heather,

still only for a moment;

captured in rapture.

 

by Scooj

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28. Baffins Lane car park, Chichester

My mother told me I really should go and check out a beautiful bird mural in the centre of Chichester when I was visiting a week or two ago, so I did.

ROA, Baffins Lane Car Park, Chichester, August 2015
ROA, Baffins Lane Car Park, Chichester, August 2015

The mural, which overlooks the Baffins Lane car park, is by ROA, and was created during the Chichester street art festival in 2013.

ROA, Baffins Lane Car Park, Chichester, August 2015
ROA, Baffins Lane Car Park, Chichester, August 2015

Although his work appears throughout Europe and beyond, little is known about the artist from Ghent, Belgium.

ROA, Baffins Lane Car Park, Chichester, August 2015
ROA, Baffins Lane Car Park, Chichester, August 2015

He specialises in pictures of animals, often gracefully contorted in death poses. These birds however, are very much alive. I will have to look out his work in Bristol.

ROA, Baffins Lane Car Park, Chichester, August 2015
ROA, Baffins Lane Car Park, Chichester, August 2015

 

 

26. Churchtown, St Agnes

This brilliantly executed street art is one of my favourites of its type. Simple, witty and anarchic. I wrote a Haiku about it a little while ago.

There is not a lot of street art or even graffiti in this part of Cornwall, so this is a bit of a rarity

There is no point in trying to find out who did it, as I think it is a creative one-off.

7/10

25. North Pallant, Chichester (1)

I first saw this beautiful work before I really began to look out for street art when visiting Chichester a couple of years ago.

Stik, North Pallant, Chichester, August 2015
Stik, North Pallant, Chichester, August 2015

It is unmistakably a Stik mural and was painted during the Chichester Street Art Festival 2013.

Stik, North Pallant, Chichester, August 2015
Stik, North Pallant, Chichester, August 2015

Stik is based in London, but has created pieces all over the world. There is a large Stik in Bristol which I will post about when I get a decent picture of it.

I love this.

9/10

24. Cheltenham Road, the Arches

Zase v JPS

I don’t yet understand the ground rules or protocols that exist between street artists, but it would seem there is some minor conflict in a small passageway by the Arches on Cheltenham Road, Bristol.

An original mural by Zase adorned the side wall of Wong’s Acupuncture Clinic. This appeared before or during 2011. I only became conscious of the piece last year when I saw a wonderful JPS stencil entitled ‘Insert Punchline’ which covered the lower left hand side of the Zase work. Even at the time I saw it, part of the JPS had been sprayed over. Sometime later somebody added a rat and Banksy signature, but I doubt very much that it is an original.

JPS, Gloucester Road, Bristol, August 2015
JPS, Gloucester Road, Bristol, August 2015

I took a look at the wall last week, and it would seem that Zase has returned and restored the wall to its former status. It is a pity in a way, but at least I managed to get a picture of the JPS before it disappeared.