4060. Dean Lane skate park (437)

Regular readers of Natural Adventures will know that I am really enjoying the work of Maybe . His small murals are improving all the time and he is starting to make his mark in spots all over Bristol, spreading out from his ‘safe space’ under Brunel Way.

Maybe, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2021
Maybe, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2021

This first piece on a ramp at Dean Lane skate park might just be my favourite yet from Maybe. The colours are superb, and the blends from dark to light in each colour tone are exceptional. Calm and pleasing, it has the appearance of an Eastern European children’s cartoon that were so much a thing in the 1970s and 1980s about it.

Maybe, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2021
Maybe, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2021

The other two pieces in Dean Lane are small Yin and Yang badges composed of interlocking faces, which is the ‘trademark’ of Maybe. Some really great creative stuff here, and he just keeps on producing.

Maybe, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2021
Maybe, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2021

3112. M32 roundabout J3 (247)

It is always nice to see a new piece from Rapt and I have become rather fond of his little motifs that he incorporates alongside his letters. In this piece he has painted a small yin-yang to the right of the letters that provides extra interest.

Rapt, M32 roundabout, Bristol, July 2020
Rapt, M32 roundabout, Bristol, July 2020

The letters are nicely done with three horizontal layers of shading fill in varying hues of pink. Rapt has also included some nice little clusters of coloured circles and stars that I think works really well and is quite an original decoration. A fine piece of work.