I was back in London about 10days ago walking along the Southbank when I caught sight of a new mural on the walls of the Queen Elizabeth Hall. A pair of Squirrels in dramatic pose. Getting into position to get a clear shot of this amazing work of art was not easy. I found the best place to shoot it from was standing on a table in the roof garden, but even so some work was required to straighten the image and remove some greenery that intruded into the base of the shot. The closer you get to this mural, the better you see its quality – it is superb.
Who was the Artist? I googled ‘Squirrels QE Hall’ and up popped Picturing England by Ali Muskett (Haikugirl) and there was my answer. Thank you Haikugirl. This is the work of Roa and from a brief view of Roa’s webpage this is a classic example of his work. I also discovered from my visit to Picturing England that I had missed a mural by Phlegm that was further back from the river in the same location. Having heard of this artist and seen a lot of his work in posts by Postcard Café I was annoyed with myself for not having wandered about a little more. But there will always be another opportunity.
PS – having posted this, I was reminded of another mural seen in London a couple of years ago, and that image is now up in ‘Another Roa Mural‘. Do take a look.