Weston Super Mare by Banksy

Weston Super Mare Banksy

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Described – perhaps ironically – by the artist as ‘a cheerful tribute to the great British seaside towns’, Banksy’s Weston Super Mare features a senior citizen sitting on a bench, his hands folded across his lap, his cane resting next to him, blissfully unaware of the danger that is approaching him in the form of a circular saw cutting its way through the promenade.

The artwork appears to be suggesting that even the most comfortable among us are still accompanied by the shadow of death at every turn. Though a dismal prospect, the painting can also be read as an uncharacteristically uplifting message, offering a healthy reminder to make the most of every moment, to stop and take in the view once in a while.

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