Graffiti artist adds real splash of colour to SA1
A graffiti artist has drawn inspiration from Swansea's past to add a remarkable splash of colour to Swansea's SA1 docklands.
And the results are wowing the public.
His work doffs a cap to Swansea's industrial history with images of the mighty Carl Fisser cargo ship in King's Dock and the old railway, which are in a sepia tone. These are contrasted by the colourful images of the modern maritime quarter, including a map being looked at through a magnifying glass.
Talented James began the SA1 Mural Project — commissioned by private businesses, the Welsh Government and Swansea Council — in May.
Locals say the impressive works have brought a new lease of life to the area.
It is understood Mr Burgess is self-taught.
Swansea Council said all the artwork had a heritage theme — and that another piece of art could follow in SA1's Market Square, on Prince of Wales Dock, in the near future. The square already has arty paving in situ after work carried out by Carlow Irish Blue Limestone.
SA1 resident Laura Rix said: "The detail in them is absolutely staggering.
"They are real works of art that deserve a huge audience.
"Everybody who sees them can't get over just how intricate they are.
"It is amazing to think they are done with cans of spray paint."
Story and image courtesy of This is South Wales