Artist: Sebastian Fransz
Location: McKechnie St (Near Railway Station), St Albans
This mural pays homage to our Indian community with references to Indian and Punjabi textiles along with Indian theatre and dance. The Australian flora in the centre compliments the Indian lotus and emphasises the cross-cultural aspects of the area. The eucalyptus blossoms are arranged to recall the geometry of the textiles. Then on the right, the triangle pattern is based on traditional patterns found in some Punjabi textile work. The colourful smokey effect is a reference to the dye throwing festival Holi, which has become so iconic a part of India's reputation.
About Sebastian Fransz
Sebastian works as a drawer and painter. A graduate of RMIT University’s Fine Art degree, and member of Melbourne’s Blender Studios from early 2012 to early 2017, he carries on a practice of abstraction, where process and change are the forces which dictate the outcome of each work, and where perception, memory and meaning are primary concerns. Alongside his studio works, Sebastian also paints large murals and works as a community art facilitator, often with young people on graffiti and street art public projects. He has been producing public art for over ten years with different councils and organisations throughout Victoria.