Banksy plays with violence and innocence in Valentine's Day graffiti

Carla Harmon
February 14, 2020

Banksy has confirmed that a new piece of Bristol graffiti many are associating with Valentine's Day is his work.

The petals are then seen trickling down the side of a Victorian house located in the Barton Hill area.

The mural depicts a young girl firing a slingshot of flowers at a wall, and it evokes an image of cupid firing an arrow.

Bristol Somali Community Association, based in Barton Hill, tweeted about the artwork after it was spotted.

But in the early hours of this morning Banksy confirmed it was his handy work by posting images of the street art on his Instagram page and website. His daughter, Kelly Woodruff, spoke to The Guardian about the piece after learning about it on Facebook.

"We've been down here all day and it's just been a complete buzz of excitement", she told the PA news agency.

The unexpected piece was first noticed by passersby on Thursday morning.

'We hope it's Banksy's work. The caption-less image is probably about as much information as we're going to get from the mysterious street artist.

One local resident, James Bullock, saw scaffolding on the wall at about 6.20am on Thursday.

"Come and have a look yourself".

A general view of the new Banksy art on February 14, 2020 in Bristol, England.

"Banksy plays with violence and innocence in Valentine's Day graffiti #MyStreetInspiration", wrote @bestforstreet.

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