This arresting piece of street art is by Guido van Helten and can be found on the eastern pier of the Ballina St Bridge in Lismore.
I am interested in the the word above the the ladies head, 'skem'. It is Northern UK urban slang based on the town Skelmersdale on the outskirts of Liverpool and describes a 'boring town' or 'f''ing shithole'.
I like the irony of efforts to make Lismore a visually vibrant place through public art, and the endless repetitive tagging that really does reduce our urban environments to a boring global sameness.
My new word is 'lismored': 'the ironic processes of trying to make an urban environment more interesting to see it covered in tags and reduced to the same boring shit you see all over the planet."
This is a Sunday Bridges Post. Click here for Louis's excellent meme.