A Southern Silo Mural

Slice of Life Day 28

Maybe you are familiar with, or have come across many murals painted on the sides of those enormous grain-housing edifices, but this was a first for me.

It’s in a little country town in South Australia and was painted just last year. The signboards give a clear and detailed overview along with photos explaining how the idea came about, its artistic significance and its impact on the community.

We drove past it in January and I was just blown away by the scale and amazing sense of perspective. As someone said, how do you keep that sense of perspective when you are up in a cherry picker metres above the ground and you can only see one tiny part of the whole?

I love the way the subtle colours just blend into the silos’ shapes and hues. The artist has  painted the children with such sensitivity, depth and tenderness.

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And now something that was such a necessary installation but most definitely not attractive, has suddenly been transformed into a work of art!

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