Sep 202010

Eric Grohe creates amazing mural art designed to transform the environment and to endure for generations. He works in cooperation with architects, designers and community representatives to create these masterpieces.  Eric believes that …

his art should involve, challenge and inspire the viewer; not simply adorn, but integrate with its architectural surroundings.

I would love to see this kind of work on some of our drab old buildings in Melbourne’s CBD. Oh how it would lift them, brighten the city and the community.  I would love to see this artwork replace most (or preferably all) the awful grafitti around here. There’s not much more I can say at the moment as I’m in awe of Eric’s magnificent work.  But take a look for yourself at some of his work and see what you think – 

Honoring Every Soul With Loving Service

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Niagara At The Mall

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Enriching A Brewing Heritage

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You can read more about Eric Grohe here. Want to see more of his amazing murals then check them out here.

Every project is a grand adventure,
if passion for the work and inspiration are your guides.

Eric Grohe, excerpt from lecture at
Columbus College of Art and Design

Mar 082010

Today is our Labour Day public holiday …. and I’m ‘Home Alone’. I don’t mind though. My son has gone out with his girlfriend; Mum is working; and I’m enjoying the quiet …..

…. alas, I’ve typed too soon – I had to pause to run around the house to close the windows & doors while the rain falls heavily around. I’m back & it feels rather cosy in here and I think it’s almost time for coffee & something ‘nice’ to go with it.

After that I’ll try & get into some painting practice – something I haven’t done in a very long time. It’s a long story but won’t go into it today. My studio is a room behind the garage but I’ve already brought in a basket of painting tools so I can sit in the family room, in a nice spot, overlooking the back yard … with the rain storming down … and hopefully be inspired to get started.

This is just so typical of Melbourne weather – as I finish typing this post, the rain stops & the sun comes out …. well, it’s going to be an interesting afternoon.

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Have a great day!