by George Rose

Cairns, Australia – May 2018


Finding This Mural

Bentley Park College, McLaughlin Rd, Bentley Park QLD 4869, Australia

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Story Behind This Mural

Artist Statement

The Humpback Grouper, the Brindle Bass, and the Whiptail stingray are all listed as threatened and endangered on the IUCN world conservation red list, these species are at the risk of overfishing and changing habitats due to global warming changing their reef environments. The mural depicts the Humpback Grouper and the Brindle Bass facing each other as if each was watching the other passing into obscurity. The background pattern is created using the patterning detail from a Whiptail stingray. The details on each fish slowly fade into a solid color leaving only the silhouetted shape of the fish which once was.