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Lorne St Mural

11th December 2016

Lorne St Mural

This is a spray painted art work that is currently on Lorne Street in the central city in Auckland, New Zealand and is opposite the public library. It was painted by Gabriella Lidstone White in October 2016 and is inspired by other street artists Banksy and New Zealander Component. It won't be up for very long as it is painted on the temporary walls blocking off the areas of Lorne Street being used while the St James Theater is undergoing renovation.

Lorne St Mural

Unfortunately between the time she painted the mural and when I was able to take some photos of it someone else has come along and tagged her work the blue letters running down the middle of the face starting at the forehead and going down the noise is the main one, with a small set of black letters on the top left hand corner of my photos.

Lorne St Mural

From articles and interviews with Gabriella Lidstone White, this mural was based upon the idea that "nature and green spaces" in the city are being taken over by buildings, technology, and other structures like roads. This is represented by the combination of trees and buildings in the girls' head. (On a side note: the buildings she used are from the recognisable skyline from the central city in Auckland, including the Sky Tower).

References:
1) Student makes her mark on Auckland city library
No listed author. Tuesday Oct 4, 2016.
2) Our top design student makes her mark in the city
No listed author or date.