This project was a collaboration with my father to create a mural for the Goulburn Mulwaree Council. The brief was to transform the columns which surrounded the building, designed by Phillip Cox. We wanted to keep the integrity of the building while softening the coldness of the concrete structure with a design that was relevant to the space and the community. The structure and shape of the decorative columns themselves looked like trees, taking this and the local gumtrees surrounding the area as inspiration. Considering our budget we decided to paint them as through they were the trunks of the native trees. We painted each tree with unique and different bark patterns taking reference from photographs we had taken of trees in the bush while looking for inspiration.
For the second part of this project we painted the planter boxes below in a rust finish to contrast the plants and and to tie in the surrounding sculptures. We then hand painted gum leaves to mimic the fallen leaves.