I was walking through Garema Place today and, unsurprisingly, I saw something a bit odd. There was a man just casually wrapping some cling film around two poles outside of Impact Comics. I’ve seen quite a few strange things at Garema and I decided to stick this one out, to see if he was going to just leave it there or what.
He pulled out a can a spray paint and started to graffiti onto his strange canvas. I was standing behind it at this stage and so I walked behind him. It was a bit hard to see what he was trying to do at first but I eventually got the gist of it. It was a nice swirly pattern. But when I thought the art had reached its natural end, he kept going.
He put away his spray can and pulled out some permanent markers, continuing with the pattern and transforming the picture into something more recognisable; an eye. He embellished around the eye and the gaps that he had left around the main shape. He continued the embellishing in the black spaces but with a silver marker. He signed it as “Walrus”.
I haven’t seen much of this sort of art around town and I would especially like to see some more ANU art student’s work up around the place.