Saturday, 29 October 2011

Eye of the Beholder


One man's dreaming is another man's religion. The graffiti on the Mary Street wall is an interpretation of one of our indigenous 'dreaming' stories. Mostly these stories tell of man's relationship to the land and to the sky.

Behind the sandstone fence, is St Stephen's in Newtown which is a manifestation of the holy trinity on earth. The stories told within are of man's relationship with a god, in life and in death.


Note that this is the same intersection as yesterday, just from a different perspective. I am not sure what to make of the obvious fact that the animals are all going the wrong way. Or maybe the arrow is going the wrong way. Let's just call it 'creative dissonance'.

13 comments:

Steffe said...

Must be anarchist animals. Nice mural.

Kay L. Davies said...

It's gorgeous graffiti, Julie. I didn't notice that about it yesterday. Someone has put a lot of work, and more than a dash of talent, into these animals.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like it very much too Julie, maybe it's what they call 'artistic license', whatever, I like the quirkiness of it!

bfarr said...

Terrific mural but they appear to running the wrong way : )

Windsmoke. said...

Now that's what i call Bonza Street Art :-).

JM said...

I just love the graffiti! It's so Australian, even an Ornithorhynchus was painted there. Fantastic!

RedPat said...

Fabulous mural!

J Bar said...

I like this sort of indigenous art.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Anything can happen in dreams, right?

diane b said...

The animals are going walkabout.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Well I am much happier with these images.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Love how the animals on the mural seem to heading the "wrong way".

wilbo43 said...

The thinking man's graffiti. Some are actually not too bad.