Wonderwall Glasgow Street Art and More

Some pictures of Glasgow street art and more.

Scotland : Glasgow

Glasgow the biggest city in Scotland. While staying in Edinburgh we also planned a day trip to Glasgow. We took the ScotRail to Glasgow, it’s a 55 minutes ride. Meanwhile you can enjoy the beautiful landscape. Glasgow is the biggest and busiest city in Scotland and it’s located on the banks of the River Clyde. Unfortunately the […]

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Wonderwall: Such an appropriate name for a steet artist Mark Walls aka Lushun. His work includes murals of celebs famous selfies like Kim K and recently Beyonce’s pregnancy selfie.

Kim 

Lushsux – Ffion Gardner Art! https://ffiongardnerart.wordpress.com/2016/10/04/lushsux/
Beyonce 

http://http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38952442

I have seen street artists painting wooden walls but no one tagging…

What inspires graffitti ‘artists’ / street artists. I don’t know for certain, I imagine as with lots of things it is different for different people. I can understand the desire to create / leave your … https://wonderwall360blog.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/what-inspires-graffitti-artists-street-artists/

Years ago when there was board around the former Republic in Sheffield; I remember now I saw it being painted.

Today came across artists on Priestly street in Sheffield. Older than you may imagine. At first just one painting and others stood across road assessing their progress, with music playing and lots spray cans laid out orderly, on mats.

What inspires graffitti ‘artists’ / street artists.

I don’t know for certain, I imagine as with lots of things it is different for different people. I can understand the desire to create / leave your mark / express your self. Not all people who are artistic / who want to express themselves can make a living from their art. Like people who may want to express themselves writing may, write a blog rather than earn a living out of it.

Who has not written their name or a message on a misty window / mirror, in sand or snow? As parents know, children seem to be born with a desire to write on walls, floors and tables rather than paper so maybe we are all born with the gumption to be a graffiti  artist? But some of us grow up or do not dare?

Perhaps we all have it in our genes the urge to write on walls. As this great blog post I read, points out there is evidence of cave  painting and hyreglyphics in Egyptian tombs.

A fascinating post (not mine) about street art.

Writing on walls can be a powerful communication method. Wilkipedia credits the first modern graffiti artist as being Cornbread who as a student in 1967 wrote on walls in an attempt to get a girl’s attention. In Sheffield on a bridge, that is part of the Park Hill flats the sprayed message ‘I love you, will you marry me’ instead has been immortalised in lights.

 
Now a days with the internet is possible to get messages across to a large group of strangers; though posts electronic walls, tweets etc… In times gone by expressing political views or making statements about situations has been enabled by writing on walls such as John Lennon’s wall where peace messages were painted during times of communism and the Berlin wall.

Wonderwall: John Lennon Wall Prague

Wonderwalls: Berlin

Despite  enhanced mass communications methods street art can still be used to highlight topical issue /  points of views.

Women’s rights street art

Global warming street art

https://www.timeout.com/london/blog/a-new-piece-of-la-la-land-inspired-street-art-shows-theresa-may-and-donald-trump-dancing-together-021717

Some art pieces need a large space and walls provide that space.

Some would argue those who spraypaint their ‘tag’ albeit that it may be a moniker rather than actual name reflecting the risks of tagging illicitly; are not so artistic. Perhaps taggers have different aims.

A quote from the following article (also linked above):

A fascinating post (not mine) about street art.

The article above also speculates the thrill that the taggers get from the process; the cat and mousse game with police. Then there are so called heaven spots, which is where tags are painted in difficult to reach places. it can be a wonder when you spot some colour , high up on a building; how on earth it was painted. Indeed unfortunately  heaven spots are also so called because of the risk to life.

I also wonder whether taggers get a thrill seeing their tag everywhere. I have noticed the Nop tag everywhere in Sheffield and it did cause me to think what it meant,; therefore it has had some impact on myself. It has been suggested the nop tag stands for Norfolk park and it is a gang symbol.

Wonderwalls? NO:P
I also see the word Quiet and initials SCS around Sheffield.


A couple of times in the same writing, I have seen the message ‘keep it real’.


I see the colours and words but never the people creating. So what do I really know?

Wonderwalls? NO:P


I have seen this tag (?) in various locations around Sheffield. But, I do not know what it means, so apologies if I have posted something offensive.


Anyone know what it means?


Is it only in Sheffield or has anyone seen it elsewhere?


It is even out towards Bradfield this is at the end of Dam Flask looking in the direction of Sheffield.


It has been suggested it is Norfolk park gang but why is it all over Sheffield?

Wonderwall: Sheffield city street art to be part of Chelsea Garden

    A garden that is to be part of Chelesea flower show is due to feature steeet art by faunagraphic. The garden called Greening Grey Britain has been designed by Nigel Dunnett who is a professor of planting design and urban horticulture at Sheffield university and is a royal horticultural ambassador. An example, of Faunagraphic work can be seen opposite Decathlon, on the same side as Staples.