Red Riding Hood at Marino

An observer of street art would probably think the artist prefers a freshly painted new wall as a canvas, with no other artwork around.  Rendered walls with a high-sheen surface are by far the hardest to work with wheatpaste, and a new wall has no atmosphere.  Enter the Marion Council Depot wall.

wheat paste mural on Marion Depot wall
http://chalkwhitehands.bandcamp.com/track/transcript-of-life

Although this wall has no surrounding graffiti, it ticks all the boxes for texture, grunge and atmosphere.  It even has an old vine of some sort growing through the cracks in the wall.  The lack of existing artwork was overcome by including a graffiti covered building at Marino.

wheat paste mural on Marion Depot wall
http://chalkwhitehands.bandcamp.com/track/transcript-of-life

Why is Red Riding Hood approaching this darkened, abandoned building?

paste up mural at the Marion Depot
http://chalkwhitehands.bandcamp.com/track/transcript-of-life

On closer inspection, she isn’t what she seems; morphing into a cross between the wolf, Nosferatu and Sadako.  So what’s in her picnic basket, Grandma?

Marion Council Depot, 935 Marion Road, Mitchell Park

 

 

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Eucalypso

Artist in Adelaide, South Australia. I enjoy viewing and participating in street art and experimenting with photography for surface design.

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