With PUBLIC, presented by the non-profit art organization FORM, officially complete a bunch of artists are still working away on murals in Perth, Australia including AEC of Interesni Kazki who completed this gem. The mural entitled "Memory of The Land" in the words of AEC "shows contrast between [the] past and modern [worlds], between [the] precolonial and colonial part of Australian history." In the center he "create[d] an image of [a] Banksia flower human that symbolize[s] the native aboriginal man, because [the] Banksia plant came from the earth of western Australia and continue[s] to exist in harmony with nature. In the center of the human body there is turning wheel and running red man in it, that symbolize[s] the non stopping heart. [This] man has the key to the eyes of the rock/head that [the] Banksia [flower human] keeps above in his left hand. [This] rock head and other stones in the mural symbolize eternity, memory and [the] highest spiritual mind. In [the other] hand [the] Banksia [flower human holds] flowers – skulls, that [are] native aboriginal souls," victims of colonization. The lower half of the mural "symbolize[s] modern time since colonial history began, [with the] Kangaroo humans symboliz[ing] modern inhabitants [who are the] new aborigines of Australia - [their] main interests are business, fashion, consuming and use of the natural environment, like all other representatives of modern consuming civilization on the Earth." For full details of this incredible piece be sure to head on over to AEC's blog here.
Photo by the artist.