Monday, October 2, 2023

Monday Mural

I'm joining with Sami and others for Monday Mural. 

I  discovered a small park in either St Kilda West or Middle Park. I am guessing this is an electrical substation in the park. 


Stylistically I like it but I haven't a clue what story it might be trying to express.



Oddly along with playground equipment there were a couple of these rather odd table tennis tables, made steel. I don't know if steel gives a better bounce than timber.

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  1. Does it scare young children playing in the park?

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    1. I really don't Hels. Do you think it would?

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  2. What an interesting mural. With the snake and the naked woman I was thinking Adam and Eve - but I have since changed my mind. I think I like the fish best (third photo).

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  3. I like the murals. Steel is probably longer-lasting than timber - debateable as it depends on the tools of destruction those so inclined prefer. (Sad world we live in!)

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    1. JB, the steel would be very challenging without power tools.

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  4. What a good spotting of the mural there! The snake is quite vivid

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    1. Roentare, just from a passing tram. I jumped off when I saw the mural.

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  5. I think the artist might have been under the influence of something.
    As Jabblog said, steel would be less likely to be dismantled. I guess it is BYO bat and ball.

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  6. It may not be any story. Just the artist's stream of consciousness.

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  7. I suspect the table tennis table is steel so it is too heavy for thieves to cart away and also it won't rot in the weather as fast as a wooden one. The art work is interesting enough to be staring at for some time, but I don't think it tells a story.

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    1. River, yes pretty well vandal proof I think. I don't think art has to tell and story. It is good how it is.

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  8. That table tennis table is low.
    Those mural are different.

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  9. Well if nothing else it’s different. Is that a yellow sharps collection box on the side?

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    1. Cathy. It could be a sharps box. It has a hinge at the base of the front panel. Do we want sharps boxes in children's parks? Well, we don't want discarded syringes, that's for sure.

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  10. I like the fish in the mural, not the snake, lol. Thanks for participating in Monday Murals Andrew.

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  11. I am not very fond of snakes but love the other side with the figure of the woman and the fish

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  12. Very Asian inspired design, no clue what it is.

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    1. I didn't pick that up TP but I think you are quite correct.

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  13. I like this mural, looks very special !

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  14. That design in the park mural looks quite complicated!

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    1. Pradeep, there is quite a lot of work there

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  15. I like all the detail in the mural a lot.
    They put concrete table tennis tables in the park here and I do see people playing on them.

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    1. Pat, well a concrete table won't go anywhere in a hurry.

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  16. I've never seen a metal ping-pong table. I think the mural is meant to be a general Australia theme. Just guessing, though!

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    1. My first too Steve. I am never accused of overthinking things. It just looks good to me.

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  17. Great way to beautify a substation.

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