GO! Southampton and Southampton City Council recently closed some of the roads in Bedford Place to create more space for pedestrians. The result was more space for everyone and a series of concrete blockades in need of some brightening up. I was invited to paint two of the blockades and couldn’t wait to get started.
From the outset, I really wanted the blockade designs to connect with the local community in some way. Through some research I identified some of the beautiful Victorian architecture in the Bedford Place area and this formed the basis for my inspiration. I recreated elements of the architecture as graphic shapes and then used these to create the abstract forms that form the visual language of the murals.