No Head For Heights

DSCF8445So, after a tip off,  I found myself on a rooftop early one morning before going to work. It’s a pretty good vantage point for the cheeky Narke piece, but imagine my surprise when a security guard arrived to escort me off the roof, I think he thought I was going to jump! To be fair, I was quite happy to see him, I hate heights and was starting to hyperventilate. Still a first though!

DSCF8479Double Bubba!

DSCF8501Dose, lovely letters piece.

DSCF8512Zoo, love the character, especially his little feet!

DSCF8516Xhastexo, missed this little ensemble last time I was here and had to have a return trip.

DSCF8993Phlegm, Tragedy and Comedy, which describes my access to this place, narrowly avoiding tragedy providing huge comedy for my son! This is a place I’d been looking at for a couple of years and was really surprised that this masterpiece was the only piece in here.

DSCF9021A revisit to a place we had been escorted from previously, I liked this a lot.

DSCF9023This was the Rocket01 piece we didn’t get to see on our first visit. Nice to have a more relaxed trip this time and no security guard, although he was a jolly decent chap.

Nearly up to date now, although this keeping up lark is a bit like painting the Forth Bridge, neverending, but I wouldn’t have it any other way

 

 

Trying to catch up…

DSCF7937Mr Marz has done some wonderful pieces his characters are amazing, but I think this is my most favourite…

DSCF7950Although I quite like these two too!

DSCF8342Phlegm finished this wonderful piece at the Millennium Galleries.

DSCF8388This fossil fish appeared quite soon after.

DSCF8308Bob has done a piece with a shout to Clem Alice which is good to see.

DSCF8321Spotted a nice little collaboration between CoLor Art and Xhastexo.

DSCF8365Narke x Alude x Atik colourful wall at Devonshire Green.

DSCF8373Teas x Gzos x Kode x Rack x SEN, part of the magnificent collection at the citys’ newest hotspot.

DSCF8380Ryaks cracking contribution at the bottom end of the spot.

DSCF8362And lastly, not graffiti in the strictest sense but a lovely sight to behold nonetheless, The Snog by artist, singer and local hero Pete Mckee.

I’ve seen a real change in the city over the last few months a lot more people seem to be becoming aware of and appreciating the vibrant streets around them. All good 🙂

If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team.

DSCF7865Trying to catch up on pieces I’ve missed, so went for a whistle stop tour of a few sites, not easy when you’re doing it by bus and foot, all good for the fitness regime though! Found Superman,check. Just Wonder Woman to get now. At least I know where she is, thanks to a little help.

DSCF8329Xhastexo, a bit of a deviation from his usual style, but I like this, a lot.

DSCF7873Rayna does these faces that are appearing more and more, I really like them.

DSCF7882I just love all the colour in this shot reminds me of photos of New York alleyways.

DSCF7890Half of me is seriously not happy about this piece encroaching on Phlegms cat/manatee, but the other half can see that it is deteriorating with time. I quite like the Smut piece, but it will be a sad day when the Phlegm piece has gone altogether.

DSCF7895Prone, self portrait, awesome as always. Handsome chap isn’t he?

DSCF7902Nikon, Riseone and Jonas have done a sweet wall at the ballcourts.

DSCF7853DSCF8008Sheffields answer to Hannibal Smith of the A Team, Gzos, has pulled off a very clever trick in the city.  I love it when a plan comes together.

Speeding up a Gear

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Good to see new pieces by CoLor and Skint. Getting back to a semblance of normality was great and I really appreciated that the local lads had kept been busy creating things for me to go and look at, not that they had done it for me really, but all the same…

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Although to be fair, I was still on catch up too, like this CoLor x Narke x Mila piece, which I had known of for a while but not been able to access.

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Rocket01 and Boms wall, fantastic!

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Seasonal piece by Riseone, whom I believe I met although he was adamant he wasn’t him…

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Atik, relocated from Brighton and a top bloke, had seen some of his work before and not known who it was.

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Not sure of the names, but I believe these guys are from the north east, they certainly get about a bit.

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Espre, love this piece, he doesn’t paint as often as I’d like.

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This was done a couple of years ago by Ziru a french artist, I’ve only just seen it and I really like it.

So, I’m trying to get straight for the end of the year, so I can start 2013 blogging in real time instead of retrospective, so I apologise that I may have omitted some valuable works, it won’t happen again, honest.

 

 

Vinyl Marbles

I love this derelict, pigeon poo covered building so it was great to go and watch CoLor Art paint there and give him a tour of the place. It’s fair to say he was quite taken with it, but he wasn’t the only one.

Clem Alice had done a  few pieces here although I don’t think they were particularly recent.

French graffiti artist Ziru had done this piece some time ago, but this was the first time I managed to get a shot of it without shadows.

While the building was ‘open’ this time round Boms came and did this piece which was amazing.

Skint had been and dropped a piece with Suek featuring Skints’ signature character.

Mila K and Narke had done a wonderful piece along side one of CoLor Arts creations.

CoLor Art and Espre had done a piece together. Did I mention that CoLor Art liked it here?

This were the last pieces I saw before the place was sealed up again. I believe I bumped into one of the artists, but he assured me he was just there taking photos…..a likely story!