After the impressive progress the artists made on day 1, I wasn’t expecting there to be a huge amount of new art today, especially with ominous, rainy weather. After a lazy start and brunch with an old friend, I hit North Street to see what was happening on day two of the three day festival.
South Street park displayed a number of free standing chipboards where the artists who weren’t allocated a building got to showcase their skills. Some of the artwork I saw yesterday had really taken shape, almost to completion. We circled around the park, and drank in the familiar scent of the aerosol paint as the artists got to work.
After the park, I followed along North Street to see the almost complete humongous piced on the side of the Masonic. The detail on the face is outstanding.
I didn’t spot this one yesterday…just off from the Spotted Cow.
Keeping in topical, as well as a number of Pokemon Go references, there was also plenty of this…
Moving along towards the bottom of North Street, towards my favourite piece of this years festival…
I still can’t get over how beautiful this x-Ray unicorn skull is. Using such a thick and naturally opaque medium to create such soft, smokey marks is mind boggling. The London based artists name is SHOK-1, and unlike other street artists, he uses no stencils or tape. I’ll certainly be keeping an eye on his work.
Tomorrow is the big finally, so hopefully I’ll stumble upon all the artwork I’ve managed to miss so far!