During travels around the country I’ve often seen wheat silo and water tank artwork but thought it was just an ad hoc thing done by local communities to beautify an otherwise boring/ugly structure.
But, they are much more than that: telling local stories in a snapshot, giving the viewer a thought-provoking image, and becoming a place to visit on a ‘Road Trip’ – and hopefully spending some time and money in rural communities shouting out for tourism income because of the recent ten year drought, bush fires, floods, and now Coronavirus. (The last three occurring in a space of several weeks!)
It's a way of saying: 'Yeah, we're doing it tough, and we're down, but bloody well not out for the count!'
There’s some very pretty images.
Perhaps you know of a site in your local community that could benefit from such artwork?