Italian street artist Vera Bugatti paid a visit to London to continue her huge murals that she has unleashed all around the world.
Fighting the cold December temperatures Vera took to a wall near the junction between Old Street and Goswell Road in Clerkenwell.
Painting on the side of a rough bricked wall the artist began by drawing an outline of the piece and then proceeded to fill in with colour from the face outwards.
Then many days later the complete pieced was unleashed where the artist has titled it ‘Teratology‘ which explores environmental issues, abnormality, and spirituality.
“The term teratology stems from the Greek τέρας teras meaning “monster” or “marvel”, and λόγος logos, “the study of the word”.
Generally it refers to the abnormalities of physiological development.” – Vera Bugatti
The 9m x 13m work features a child holding a chicken (possibly an angry cock) in her arms whilst a mutated mouse creature sits on her shoulder!
The young girl seems to have been painted with much more adult arms with one hand tenderly holding the cock whereas the other is gripping it more firmly.
She is also sporting a glass bowl for head gear where an ugly fish has been painted outside the bowl too.
The guys at Global Street Art assisted with the work and filmed it too – click play to watch the above video.
Located in front of this work there was also a film shoot taking place with work by Dan Kitchener still looking great on the opposite wall.
“I still don’t know if she is a human child spirit or a nature one, if she is saving these extraordinary creatures or if she is catching/hunting them (and to do what at final?), if she is part of the dangerous changing and if so, in what scary way? What is expected?” – Vera Bugatti