Things have been getting a little weird since lockdown. The intense boredom and general anxiety mix together in some odd combinations. In order to combat this I thought a self-portrait may be in order. I was wrong.
Looking at the paper in front of me I saw myself staring back or at least some facsimile of me – but things just weren’t quite right. The head too elongated, the nose too small but the dead, lifeless eyes I seemed to have got just right.
Then I realised it wasn’t really me but that unflinching dolt High Risk Hugo. A stain on society if ever I saw one. A man who on his good days was more like Chuck Norris on flakka trying to chat up your girlfriend but on his bad days the social equivalent of someone slipping a dead slug in your mouth and holding it shut.
I’ll not be doing another selfie anytime soon. We don’t need to let that particular cat out of the bag…
We have just been accepted for this year’s UPfest so we thought what better way to celebrate that than by having a little stroll down memory lane and checking out last year’s piece. UPfest takes place in Bristol every June and we rocked up last year to the threat of rain and a spot down by the windtunnel that is known as the River Avon. Despite most people seeming to take spots in the last minute venue that had been sorted out (an abandoned garage) we had no choice but to soldier on in our designated spot due to the outlandish size of our stencils.
It didn’t rain all day but we did have to contend with a strong wind blowing down the river which would have more seriously hampered our efforts had we not had a little assistance with ensuring our stencils didn’t blow away. We had a great day and managed to make a few new friends. Hopefully there will be more of the same this year. For more (and larger) photo’s check here
LARGE SCALE STENCIL CUTTING – “WE’RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER FRONT ROOM”
SITE BY THE RIVER. THAT’S US ON THE FAR RIGHT…
NICE PINK BACKGROUND DONE. ON WITH THE STENCILLING.
BUNNY GIRL – CHECK! BIG HEART – CHECK!
THANK GOD THE LETTERING TURNED OUT TO BE (PRETTY MUCH) STRAIGHT
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