Armed with some aerial lift equipment, and crates of aerosols, Australian artists Sofles, TwoOne and Bonsai went to work painting a couple of walls for the Roxbury Park Artist Project. As part of a redevelopment of the local shopping center, the trio blended their styles into a wrap-around mural that reaches high up into the Melbourne suburb’s skyline. Having already done gallery and outdoor work together, TwoOne and Bonsai joined up with Sofles to bring artistic urban renewal to the commissioned walls. According to the shopping center’s page:
“The prominent south-facing exterior wall was singled out by the centre as a great opportunity to incorporate a mural into the embellishment of the centre as a feature piece.
Together with creative director and artist manager Duro Cubrilo they devised a visual direction that harnesses the community spirit of the centre and the natural surrounds of the space itself.
All three artists having distinct styles, from organic and naive through to photo realistic. Over the course of a week the styles were merged into a dynamic mural that wraps around the corner of the building with the use of common colours and individual pattern adornment.”
Given how coordinated the planned community of Roxyburgh Park has been over the past twenty years, it’s not surprising the collaboration brought together a series of moving parts, including aerial camera coverage.