2016 #562

St Kilda is an arts community, apart from being the city’s fun playground by the sea. Its artistry can be seen in many ways, the most obvious being artworks painted onto building exteriors or inside shopping arcades and as street art in hidden lanes. Big Mouth has been here, at the corner of Acland and Barkly Streets, for quite a long time, and been through various renovations. It is a two-level eatery and in its original incarnation was a tea room. Below is the current view of the artwork on the point of the building. Yes, the day was quite dismal, but the closeup image further below is in black+white to show some of the detail in this rather full composition. Items with meaning. The white cockatoo (a native bird), the palm trees, which are not native but are iconic to St Kilda, various famous local buildings, the woman’s lips I see as a nod to the name, Big Mouth, and so on.

Big Mouth eatery, St Kilda. PicturesLab.
Big Mouth eatery, St Kilda. PicturesLab.
Closeup of Big Mouth artwork. PicSketch.
Closeup of Big Mouth artwork. PicSketch.

Author: jmnowak

Long-time photo enthusiast, my 'style' could be defined as colourful and eclectic, 'tho I do like to experiment.