Lane Cove Council commissioned this site-specific artwork that has, excitingly, been printed and installed as a mural across a 180-metre long wall. The design was inspired by research into the history of Lane Cove, an area rich in natural beauty—lovely green bushland rolls down to a glittering blue river and coves. I wanted to reflect some of this bountiful vibrancy in my work, to impart a sense of joy and playfulness as viewers stroll by.
The title for this piece, Song of a Little Bird That Fell in Love with a Whale, is a lyric from the hauntingly beautiful Tom Waits song Fish & Bird. In essence, the song is about loving one another, even if we each live in different worlds that we may not quite understand.
TESTIMONIAL, 22 September, 2017
– Andie Tickner
Project Director, Fostered