Thursday November 19th 2020 – I’d been to Telford early, but had to get back to Bilston for the afternoon, so I headed south from the station on Ring Road St. Davids and made my way into the subway system to emerge onto the Bilston Road.
In the paved sub-roadway level – always a bit shady and intimidating here – I noticed a neat but unsettling stencil by local artist Skore.
Mickey Mouse with a dagger, dripping with blood.
It’s a brilliant subversion of a sugary sweet Disney character, if a bit grim, but in the position it is it’s a rather dark comment on the location.
Skore has even succeeded in giving murderous Mickey a quite unpleasant facial expression.
It really made me stop and look. A brilliant bit of urban art in a very unexpected place.