Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Up Up and Away!



Two murals this week by Perth artist Brenton See. Influenced by 'David Attenborough's documentaries Brenton chooses to use animals rather than the human form to express himself and the stories he wants to tell'. You have seen Brenton's geometric styling here on the blog before, the mural above found in a car park in Mount Lawley and 'Up, up & away' below as part of the North Perth Squishy Lane Mural Project.I often wonder how the artists work out their perspective when painting large scale murals in these squishy lanes, it's hard enough getting a good shot of them! Hope your week is off to a good start, happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..


The sign below couldn't be more relevant.. described as '72 hours of mayhem' eleven people have died in road accidents in Perth over the long weekend, my family know now only too well the anguish the families of these eleven people will be feeling.. heartbreaking!




41 comments:

  1. Mayhem indeed.

    I think I prefer the look of the first mural.

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  2. Great murals though I like the first most

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  3. I might be envious of your skills, if I was not enjoying them - and knowing YOU - so damn much!

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  4. These are wonderful -- again!! And SO colorful!! I'm so glad you're sharing them with us!! And I hope your week is off to a great start!! Enjoy!!

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  5. A very eye-catching mural with lots of color! I especially like the little birdie. :)

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  6. Both murals are wonderful, they really brighten up the walls.

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  7. They are both good but that first one is my favourite.

    All the best Jan

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  8. They are both good but that first one is my favourite.

    All the best Jan

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  9. great murals...the sign sends a really strong message...sad to think what all of these families are going through right now :(

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  10. The sign is terrible but the mural is wonderful!

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  11. great picture... are there Shaun tan's inspired street art in Perth? ew

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  12. That perspective thing is what sets these street artists apart as really talented folks :) I've never been able to figure out how such huge paintings always end up looking "perfect" :)

    Traffic accident victims, their families and friends are always in my thoughts.

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  13. I'm amazed at the artistic talents of some people. Love that first shot. No question that drinking and driving is a big no-no, but in this country, while it remains a huge problem, it's actually speeding that kills the most people on our highways. :(

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  14. A very appealing bird image in the mural, and I love the lines, shapes, and colours of "up, up." Such lovely artistry!

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  15. Eleven killed in one long weekend! Something really went wrong.

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  16. Police are using some kind of locking mechanism on auto ignition switches here to some good effect.

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  17. slow down and enjoy life...

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  18. You do have an abundance of great artwork on the walls of Perth Grace, glad to see such a strong drink/drive poster as well there are too many who thinks its ok to drink and drive...

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  19. Oh I just love that first one with the bird! So pretty.

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  20. How do they lay out the design? Computer graphics!

    I find the bird pockmarked by flatness a little disturbing. Maybe that was the artist's intention.

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  21. Both of those murals look great. Good finds. There are some talented artists there.

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  22. I love the murals!

    As for the sign...not only does drinking and driving cause so much trouble. It doesn't even take the driving...I have seen families torn apart with alcoholism. No driving involved. There are some people that just do not know how to handle alcohol and makes their families miserable.

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  23. We do have some good murals around & you seem to find them. Still feeling a bit sick with the smash up here (3 dead & four serious). Take care out there people.

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  24. I like the visual rhythm of Up, up, and away. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.n

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  25. The last image has a serious meaning, and is nicely done. The other one is also nice, just more modern.

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  26. The murals are impressive. The story behind the second mural is as you say, 'heartbreaking' and I can't even imagine the pain that must go with it.

    Thank you, Grace, for the kind comments you leave on my blog, especially the Cathedral series. You're sweet.

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  27. Wow, those beautiful murals you find overthere.

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  28. It seems easy for you to find a mural down there. very colorful.
    So sad to hear of the loss of life. one thing my adult children did learn early...Not to drink and drive. If they are going to drink they leave their cars at home and go by taxi or Uber.

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  29. I do like the "up, up and away" mural.
    Sad about all those who lost their lives in senseless accidents!

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  30. The first one is my favorite. I love anything with birds.

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  31. I like these murals a lot. Nicely done.
    11 people in 72 hours??? That is really a very sad situation.

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  32. Square eggs for square omelettes perhaps?

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  33. The first one has such happy colors, Grace.
    Yes. So sad so many people don´t think ahead. I so hate driving...

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  34. Love them Grace!
    The last one is sad and so true.

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  35. Beautiful art. The second mural does seem to convey the message effectively.

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