Our finished wall 'Abundance' for Wonderwalls - 2016 Wollongong edition.

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On our first day in Wollongong, we encountered a grevillea tree being cleared to make way for a Wonderwalls artwork. On first impression it would be easy to feel hostility, however after speaking with the facilitators of the festival, a commitment had been made on their behalf to plant 10 native trees in its place. Birth, growth, bloom, wilt, die, rebirth. The freshly picked bloom features in the left of the artwork, and to the right a profile of the wilted flower as it looked the morning we begun painting our artwork. Situated behind a shopping mall in the centre of town, the word abundance came to mind in contrast to this - perhaps if we need less, then abundance is more easily found. 

Frank & Mimi. © 2017