Before my OCD kicked in properly I just used to pop to the skatepark and the ballcourts every now and then. It only occurred to me gradually that I was missing so much, and I couldn’t have that! At this point though, I was still pretty oblivious..
The spiky chap above is by CoLor Art, hindsight is a wonderful thing.
I was also unaware that there was a graffiti jam once a year at Mount Pleasant Park and by chance ended up there not long after one, there was some amazing stuff. I’m guessing, looking at them now, that the ones I don’t recognise are not Sheffield artists, but I could be wrong.
Like this piece above, I would love to know who did this.
This piece is byBooms, I know that now, I really should have known it then.
Rast, Skint and ACAB, part of the Real Hate Crew, the bikes aren’t theirs by the way!
I spent a long time believing this was Kid Acne, only to be told, eventually, it was french (parisian even) female artist EMA.
This ballcourt was not as popular as Mount Pleasant, although it is much more popular now as the street art community has grown in number, confidence and popularity.
This isn’t a court shot it was in the town centre. Some purists don’t like stuff like this, but I love it. That someone had taken time to make this and then gone and stuck it on a door in town for surely no other reason than to make people smile, I think that’s ace. I love the huge detailed fantastic pieces that symbolise what street art is all about, but there is always room for the simple things, isn’t there?