801. Stokes Croft, the Carriageworks (25)

A couple of weeks back, we were blessed. Aspire made a trip back to Bristol, from his new home in London, and while he was here, he sprayed a couple of pieces, one of which was this magnificent pigeon in one of the Stokes Croft arches.

Aspire, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2017
Aspire, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2017

Although Aspire himself talked this piece down…’painted with some dregs from a recent job in Bristol this week’, I happen to think it is yet another example of his mastery of his craft.

Aspire, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2017
Aspire, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2017

The gold background is inspired, and actually draws the piece closer to the breakdancing Jesus by Cosmo Sarson which has gilt paint stretching high on a wall some 50 metres away.

Aspire, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2017
Aspire, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2017

This was not the only spraying Aspire managed on his short trip, and I will be posting about another piece soon. So glad he could make time to brighten up our streets again.