I love the strange things you can find in Bristol. The way old mixes with new, the fact you never know what you’ll find around the corner! I appreciate the fact that someone thought this piece of maritime history needed a spruce up with some colourful yarn!
Jonas the Tattooed Caledonian whaler mixed media on canvas by Julian Quaye Julian did this for an exhibition featuring tattoo art and tattoo related art a couple of years ago. The Octopus in the background was the one at the time that lived at Bristol aquarium and the ship's mast you can see is the SS Great Britain moored here in Bristol.
Julian hopes that one day his anthropomorphic creatures will become a book and an animated film. The voice of this character he imagines as Robbie Coltrane