Summer Sessions

DSCF2905All this damp weather is good for fungi apparently. DSCF2830Espre, lovely guy who doesn’t paint often enough.DSCF2823 Stitch Meth, Trik9 and Rank in a blue mood.DSCF2815 StitchMars goes big!DSCF2991Your Mum’s Your Dad (don’t ask, I’ve no idea!)getting up!DSCF2885 StitchZero and Kode with an awesome tribute to the sad passing of King Robbo.DSCF2243 StitchSour and friends.DSCF2537Brayk, what can I say…, definitely different, but didn’t last long.DSCF2660Sico, popping up all over the place.DSCF2911Surge, Britney, Pawski, Mr Jones and Mace, A stunning wall celebrating the new Planet of the Apes film. DSCF2989Absolutely love this piece by Rocket01, thought I’d show you a close up.DSCF2979Beautiful bird in the nest by Faunagraphic.

So happy that the local artists are keeping me busy, love my city 🙂

Return To The Lego Factory

DSCF0841Had a lovely day out with two friends at one of my favourite urbex/graff spots.The first time I came here it was a cold grey November day and I was on crutches. This time the weather was glorious and I was running round like a spring chicken, well almost! It was great to see that much has changed since my last trip. I’ll apologise in advance for not knowing who most of the artists are. P.S. I have since been informed that the piece above is by Harriet AKA Ruby – Thank you! 🙂DSCF0843I know who these are though an unexpected sight this piece from Sico and Nymph.DSCF0851Eject Ep, love this character. DSCF0857Kombo (?) very colourful whoeverit is. DSCF0898 StitchInteresting combination of the old and the new.DSCF0946 StitchUKS, I’m a big fan of their work, was chuffed to see this here.DSCF0955Really like this. DSCF1038 StitchLove the pigeon, I’m sure I’ve seen his brother in Leeds.DSCF1044 StitchLike the colours in this, although the yellow one looks a bit out of place.DSCF1053Found the remains of an old piece that was inaccessible to me when I was on crutches.DSCF0881Another eye-popper.DSCF0994Lurking in quiet spot, I found this gorgeous painted Painted Dog, by CoLor, I wonder how that got there…DSCF0970Unfortunately I did manage to upset some of the locals, Mr and Mrs Swallow couldn’t wait for us to leave. Apparently, they thought we were a bad influence on the kids. I’m sure we’ll be back at some point, hope they’ll be pleased to see us then  😉

 

Roadtrippin’

DSCF1732Been on a few road trips recently 2 to a place I’d been before and a third to a new (to me) spot and I went with a few friends this time. Found this Boaster piece, wish I’d seen it intact.

DSCF1736Somehow I managed to miss this magnificent Tekonta Secta piece on my first visit.

DSCF1811Love this wall and the reflection made my day.

DSCF1879Fancy seeing him here, he looks surprised to see me too!

DSCF2433Felt very privileged to watch Fauna Graphic work, and I witnessed her near death experience when some slates from the roof decided to relocate themselves to the inside of the building exactly where she was painting! Dangerous business this sometimes.

DSCF2461The finished piece ‘Nature Nurse’, a great new character I hope to see again.

DSCF2441A dark piece by CoLor at the entrance of a rather strange tunnel.

DSCF2542Foundry was practising a piece for an upcoming huge wall project in Wolverhampton.

DSCF2574Fauna and Color collaboration, Meerkats and a Great Tit, accompanied by a strange chap in a mask, obviously. Favourite shot of that day, when asked if I wanted to see the mask, this was totally not what I expected.

DSCF3208I’d love to know who did this, there’s no sign of a name on it, I like it, a lot.

DSCF3248Fame kills, apparently, set up for  a model shoot perhaps?

DSCF3370I spy with my little eye…

DSCF3377Him again!

DSCF3380Color and Nymph, good to watch her style and confidence improving with each piece she does.

Hopefully will be revisiting these places soon, can’t wait to see what’s new!

Old Places, New Bits

DSCF3517Graffiti and urbex go pretty much hand in hand, although sadly due to its soaring popularity too much information is ending up in the public domain and as a result not many new locations appear these days and if they do the window of opportunity is usually very small before a building is sealed up again. That said, the old favourites still become accessible every now and then and I was lucky enough recently to revisit two places that have a special place in my heart. Clearly I wasn’t the only one, Booms had been here too, as had quite a few others.

DSCF3496Dyson, a piece with a view.

DSCF3493A lovely blue horned monster thing from Rate One.

DSCF3490Teml, I think, somebody will let me know if I’m wrong.

DSCF3484Tekonta Secta in pink, a girly Tek?

DSCF3467Smiley Selasie, not a regular contributor, or perhaps I’m looking in the wrong places.

DSCF3463Color x Booms an excellent combination.

DSCF3534Shrooms by Nymph.

DSCF3527One of Coloquixs’ growing number of beautiful cat ladies, and this one is in extra large!

DSCF3509Is it me or are these cats starting to take over the world?

DSCF3455On my way back I spotted this piece by Rayna, a nice little find. Looking forward to what I may find next…

Graffiti – Camping Edition

DSCF0829I have been to some weird and wonderful places in search of graffiti, but this place I think tops the chart. That somewhere like this could be so close to a big city geographically, but a whole world away in every other aspect, really blew my mind. The people we met were really nice and helpful but the experience was surreal. Booms and CoLor Art were given permission to paint two caravans, the amazing results are above and below.DSCF1123

DSCF0487Speaking of surreal, Fauna Graphic and Foundry produced their first, hopefully of many, collaborations called Chariots of the Gods. Sadly it was damaged within days of completion, an increasingly common occurrence  across the city at the moment.

DSCF0799The Jackalope by Nymph, new arrival to the scene.  A Jackalope  is a cross between a pygmy deer and a killer rabbit, a creature with an ability to mimic the human voice. The females produce milk which is useful for medicinal purposes, but they only mate during electrical storms, which explains there rarity, that, and there passion for whisky, which makes them easy to hunt, apparently….

DSCF0903There has been a new batch of Kid Acnes’ Stabby women spotted around town.

DSCF1143I don’t know who, how or why, but it’s small and sweet and I like it.

DSCF0897Big L, moving into a whole new ballpark, so to speak. Love the character.

DSCF1133Nice to see a Mr Dyson piece, I don’t seem to have seen much of his lately, perhaps I’m looking in the wrong places.

Still loving the work that’s going on in the city, shame about those feeling the need to damage it.