Sheffield artist creates 'wonderful' mural in the city paying tribute to NHS

A stencil artist from Sheffield has created an estimated 25-ft mural in the city that pays tribute to the NHS.

Sunday, 3rd May 2020, 12:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 3:54 pm

The ‘wonderful’ artwork was put together by Bubba 2000, who completed it on Saturday (May 2). It features on the side of a house on Valley Road in Meersbrook.

“I think it’s wonderful,” said Jodie Myles, a neighbour who took pictures throughout the day to document Bubba’s progress.

“There was a lot of work before to get to the wall. It’s not really what the day represents, it’s a lot of other things as well.”

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The mural on Valley Road, Meersbrook.

The mural depicts a person clasping their hands together and looking up at a love heart with the NHS logo in the middle. Bubba 2000’s logo is painted underneath.

Unsurprisingly, it has attracted plenty of attention from nearby residents, of which around 10 can see the mural from their gardens.

Jodie said: “Everyone was outside social distancing in different gardens, having a drink and beaming.

“It has cheered many up around our streets. It’s a brilliant thing to do in these difficult times.”

Jodie said it took Bubba 2000 five hours to paint the mural.

She estimated the tribute to the NHS is 25-ft high. It took Bubba 2000 around five hours to paint.

Jodie added: “The person whose house it is – Luke – thought it would be a nice thing to do. He’s a lovely lad.

“It was a lovely thing that they did. It’s a great way to remember that we have a good organisation in the NHS.”

A painting of the person who appears on the mural.
Jodie took pictures throughout the day to document the artist's progress.
The mural on Valley Road.
Bubba 2000's logo.