A new mural created by Perth artist Kyle Hughes-Odgers has been officially unveiled in West Leederville. The brainchild behind the mural, Basin Antonas, who is Head of Branding for Psaros said the name of the mural is ‘The Giant’s View’.
Set to become a Perth landmark, the artwork is visible from both the Mitchell Freeway and the Leederville Train station footbridge and has already captured the attention of hundreds of commuters during its week-long creation.
The iconic artwork is on the wall of a commercial building located at 50 Oxford Close, West Leederville.
Artist Kyle explained that he wanted to paint something that could be easily understood when driving past at 80km an hour on the freeway but had enough pattern and detail to get lost in if one were to walk past the work on foot.
Basil Antonas comments that the name ‘the giant’s view’ is a double play on the painted people looking out, and the view you get of them from all the vantage points, especially from the train station footbridge. He adds that the painting represents a sense of place, welcoming, hope and community, and is a gift of creativity to the community from the owners of 50 Oxford Close.
A video documenting the painting process will soon be available to view online.
Kyle Hugh-Odgers’ next commission is the large scale work (6m x 80m) at Perth Airport across three sides of a building between the international airport and the new domestic T2 building.
Images: Kyle Hugh-Odgers