Sydney City Whale is an underwater vision of a post-apocalyptic Sydney which has sunk beneath the ocean. It was painted in April 2017 by Mike Makatron – and reflects his preoccupation with the interface between nature, man and machine.
I was originally going to paint a snail but the colours that Phibs gave me suited the jungle better, and a whale is an obvious connection to the ocean.
I nearly painted some seaplane engines into the flying whale but it looked finished enough. If you look closely there are three Sydney icons – which perhaps in the not too distant future may be covered by nature.