I haven’t been able to follow up with photos of graffiti from the same location as featured in my Urban Wall-Capers (Part 1) post yet, but have found some other interesting public art elsewhere in my travels about town. Well that was a long-winded sentence wasn’t it? I realise sentences as a general rule require full stops, but I sometimes have an aversion to full stops. Full stops, minimalist by design and misleadingly innocent in their simplicity, yet the impact often confronting and abrupt. It’s about the timing, when to let go, when to end. Like a relationship going nowhere, drifting, with nothing left to say, procrastinating with a splattering of ambiguous commas only delays the inevitable, it’s over, finished, full stop. Oh. I got a little sidetracked. Just thank your lucky stars that I didn’t get started on semicolons.
The first two pieces I found in West End, at the entrance of the building that houses the ever-awesome Reverse Garbage Co-Op. The last photo was taken of a large-scale stencil mural in Paddington. The majority of the mural was obscured by a big shadow from the neighbouring building so much of it wasn’t clear in the original photo, so I cropped the clearest section of it. I was surprised to not find more graffiti style art in the West End area. Well, maybe not that surprised. Sadly, West End isn’t the ratbaggy and unique inner-city suburb it once was. It seems to be the way of many Brisbane inner-city areas now. Progress and development has bulldozed the character and charm out of them. ‘Tis now a never-ending skyline of cranes. BrisCrane. Ugh! I'm sure this phenomenon isn't unique to this city, but it still bugs me.