Beauty From Ashes II
An amalgamation of Bristol.
Inspired by the city's undulating skyline, Beauty From Ashes is constructed by layer upon layer of intricate drawings taken from originals. The piece features monumental places that Bristol holds close to its heart such as; Stokes Croft, The Docks, King Street, Steep Street (formally Colston Street) and Montpelier.
Pioneers of innovation and at the forefront of creativity, Bristol is an incredibly visual city, from its architectural design to its artists. Beauty from Ashes captures Bristol's thriving art scene including pieces by notorious street artists Rowdy and Sweet Toof on the Westmoreland House that got demolished in 2019. A big landmark and icon to Stokes Croft and Bristol for the last decade.
A continual theme documented in Eska's work, highlighting the impermanence of the world we live in.
The name is taken from wording found on the front of Poco, a tapas bar on the corner of Stokes Croft, opposite Hamilton House. Beauty from Ashes highlights the resilience of Bristol and how it will always rise back up again. It perhaps calls attention to the Bristol bombing in 1940-41 where a large proportion of the city's architecture got destroyed. It is also a slight paradox in the artist's eyes as Stoke Croft can be seen as a very raucous place to find yourself in.
Size: 38 x 40
One of a kind, float mounted in a bespoke black oak frame with a glass front.
Printed on high quality 315gsm archival paper.
Each piece is signed and dated by the artist.
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