Dandelion Graffiti //

For an open call community graffiti day in Easton, Bristol. I did a dandelion growing up from the pavement. This was to me a small representation of the defiance of nature in the face of so much cement and tarmac as well as loss of our collective knowledge. The word 'dandelion' has been taken out of the children's dictionary along with cheetah', 'bluebell' and 'porridge; to be replaced by words such as 'broadband' and 'bullet point' as well as physically removed with spades and chemicals, despite it's extensive benefits. All parts of a dandelion are edible, used in different ways, it contains vitamins, minerals and potent antioxidants. This is also why insects and bees love them and they support them in times when not many other flowers are out. When doing the mural, a child walked by and asked their adult what I was painting - 'a dandelion' they said. (June 2019).