A reader got in touch earlier today to say he’d seen a new Banksy work in progress over on the railings on Eastville Roundabout on the M32 (Junction 3).
Headed over to check it out, and whilst it’s probably not a Banksy, it is pretty clever, though the exact terminology for what it is escapes the mind right now…
Here it is from inside the pedestrian area of the roundabout (looking towards Eastville Park). Can’t see anything at all.
Go through the pedestrian tunnel and, by the lane that comes into Bristol from the M4, there it is, a ‘KSY’, done very carefully so you really can only see it from pretty much the angle of a car.
Hope you’ll forgive dear reader, but figured good blog photos are rarely taken from the middle of a three lane motorway, so this is the best as could be done.
Spot the immediate problem? Banksy has used at least one different font for stencil style tags before now, but never seen one like that, so doubtful. Odd not to finish it in one go too if it is him, given the team he’s now got.
Still though, a cool idea doing a piece like that, so as it’s hidden most of the time.
Lenticular, that’s it. Knew there was a word for it. Or it’s at least a demi-lenticular. Anyhoo, if anyone sees or knows anything more about it, do comment away!
UPDATE: Currently chatting to a friend who works in traffic at the council, he reckons the whole name is there if you drive past, and whoever did it totally understands the special type of railing (‘visirailing’) it’s been done on, and the distance between the railings. Hmm, curiouser and curiouser!