I can't remember what year I completed the original piece at Riverside Skatepark, Tannum Sands... sometime in the mid 2000's. Anyway after a fresh coat of paint it looks brand new again.
Since the early 2000’s, I have visited Aramac on numerous tours Central Queensland. I returned in July of this year, when I saw four of my murals at the local school still looking good with the exception of my first creation which had seen better days. I called into Aramac State School on my way between Barcaldine and Muttaburra, and I was in lucky enough find a group of volunteers on the grounds and the Acting Principal in her office on a Saturday. Permission was granted to re-paint the deteriorated space themed mural so I jumped straight to it. Time was limited as I still had some way to travel that afternoon if I was to avoid driving through peak kangaroo traffic after sunset. It was ambitious attempting a 3D piece in a short timeframe with zero planning but the wall called for something special. Hot outback winds were gusting and the sun rays intensified throughout the afternoon. I was happy with the final outcome and the school is so satisfied they have made contact and offered to remunerate me for the artwork which I undertook without any commercial arrangement. The spontaneity of unplanned murals can mean they turn out to be the most memorable experiences.
I recently headed south to the big smoke to catch up with several ex Brisbane mates and family I haven't seen in ages. I navigated my way around by using graff as a point of reference often finding myself saying "I know where I am, I passed this piece yesterday". I made a quick stop at Zigi's Art Wine & Cheese bar on THE coldest, windiest day ever but that didn't stop me from painting every day. Thanks to all of the artists who's work inspired me (Newtown is crazy) and my mates who took me to spots, lined up the maddest feeds and let me sleep on their couches...Mad respect to Wolf, Skon, Relik, Rome, Nevs & Switcher.
I can't wait to head back to Sydney to do it all over again...maybe in summer next time!