A friend emailed me this picture from Perth. It’s very funny of course, and absurdly idiotic. A few stencils on some city walls doesn’t create a city that feels alive. I grew up in Perth and in recent vists I have been struck by how dead and sparse it seems. Melbourne is alive, chaotic, intimate and vital; it moves and flows and the city has embraced me. I couldn’t bear living somewhere less invigorating.

stencil stencil art

stencil art

2 thoughts on “stencil art

  • 16 August 2006 at 5:26 pm

    Fitzroy is the new Perth.

  • 20 December 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Having spent the first 23 years of my life in Perth and then moving to Fitzroy a few years ago, I echo your sentiments!


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