Splash of colour for land­mark

Mt Hotham Falls Creek - - FRONT PAGE -

AN artist in res­i­dent pro­gram was the cat­a­lyst to turn­ing a Falls Creek eye­sore into a mas­ter­piece over the sum­mer

In­ter­na­tional street artist, TWOONE (Hiroy­asu Tsuri) pic­tured above, turned the well-known land­mark best known as the brown wa­ter tank into a work of art.

Through a suc­cess­ful crowd fund­ing ini­tia­tive, the work was un­veiled to the pub­lic in early March.

“Twoone’s im­pres­sive work on the once brown wa­ter sup­ply stor­age tank will have a big im­pact on ev­ery­one who skis, rides or walks past,” Re­sort man­age­ment board mem­ber Lindy Allen said.

“This large-scale Bo­gong Moth re­minds us that we share our en­vi­ron­ment with one of na­ture’s most mys­te­ri­ous crea­tures and we also share a re­spon­si­bil­ity to pre­serve it for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.”

The artist him­self said the Bo­gong moth was a stand out.

“The vis­ual and tex­tu­ral na­ture made it a fan­tas­tic piece to work on,” Hiroy­asu said.

“The name ‘Big Fella’ could not be bet­ter suited.

“It is the in­dige­nous mean­ing of Bo­gong and holds the vil­lage’s ‘wa­ter’ life line.”

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