Mu­ral one to tweet about

Albany Extra - - News - Jes­sica Cuth­bert

In­ter­na­tional artist Jerome Daven­port has re­turned to his home soil paint­ing large-scale mu­rals across the coun­try.

His most re­cent work is in his home town of Wick­epin, where he cre­ated a flora and fauna mu­ral at the pri­mary school.

The tal­ented artist is cur­rently in Al­bany, where he can be found, aerosol can in hand, transforming the plaza wall on Al­bany High­way.

The 28-year-old large-scale artist re­turned to his home roots, paint­ing through rainy con­di­tions and cre­at­ing large-scale mas­ter pieces.

The pro­ject has been in the works since ear­lier this year and Mr Daven­port said he was thrilled to be in Al­bany work­ing on this mu­ral.

“It’s been a long time com­ing, a few months in the process, so I’m stoked to fi­nally be here do­ing this scale,” he said.

“I al­ways planned to do a flora fauna piece — I wanted to do some­thing rel­a­tive to the sur­rounds of Al­bany and the South West.

“The an­i­mals I have painted are ei­ther en­dan­gered or bor­der­line ex­tinct, so it re­ally cel­e­brates the na­tive plants and wildlife in the area.”

The trade­mark aerosol artist said he was pleased with the com­mu­nity feed­back he had re­ceived while work­ing on the mu­ral.

Pic­ture: Lau­rie Benson

Jerome Daven­port is transforming the plaza wall with a stun­ning flora and fauna mu­ral.

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