2017 – Sydney City Whale

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.

Mike reflected:

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.

You can find out more about Mike and see more of his work HERE.

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