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Cap’n Flouro Phil at Bondi Beach

I painted Cap’n Flouro Phil at the promenade on Bondi Beach.

An Ode to Cap’n Flouro Phil

The wind in my beard
Sun on my face
The ocean for me
Is a magical place

The End

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Council of Flamingos Mural

In April I painted the Council of Flamingo’s on the walls of La Piadina in Bondi as part of a monthly street art program curated by Activated Walls.

The Story behind the Council of Flamingo’s

The Council of Flamingos are comprised of 13 flamingo’s and they are the ruling body of all flamingos worldwide.

When they meet the synergy that results is rated 4 out of 5 stars and produced great ideas like those sweet flamingo sculptures that are in peoples front yards.

They also thought of the idea for every flamingo to be coloured bright pink because before they were black in colour and no one liked them and now that they are pink heaps of people love them and they are rated in the top 5 of all time popular birds.

There is one flamingo on the council who is an associate and he is the one who doesn’t have a top hat.

To become a fully fledged member he needs to pass a series of rigorous tests one of which is completing a super hard soduku puzzle.

The End.

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Neon Records Mural

I painted a super fun and bright mural in the office of Neon Records in Sydney. I painted 3 characters.

There is Carl the Killer Whale, he is Antarctica’s number one DJ and he regularly spins his tunes to tens of thousands of penguins when they have their crazy penguin raves. He was the official DJ for the Happy Feet movies.

Then there is Patrick Blackbeard. Patrick and Carl met at a massive penguin rave where Carl was DJing and Patrick was waiting for the Antarctic ice to thaw so he could sail his pirate ship to warmer waters. Patrick was so impressed with Carl’s wicked beats that he partnered up with Carl to start Neon Records, the worlds premier record label for ocean animals. They now spend their days hosting huge raves in the Bermuda Triangle for all the ocean animals.

Finally, there is Nathan the Neon Lion. Nathan’s previous job was as a bridge keeper under a bridge filling in for a troll who had to take some personal leave to deal with some family issues. Now his full time gig is patrolling the door at Neon Records. Everything is going great for Nathan.

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Banana Bro’s at Macquarie Centre

I painted this mural at Macquarie Centre in North Ryde. I painted on some hoardings which are used to hide the renovations.

They are the Banana Bro’s and they love eating bananas.  They can often be heard remarking ” We’re the Banana Bro’s one, two, three, eating those yellow treats for lunch and tea”.bros1-sqbros-poem-sqbros-closeup-sq
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Rainbow Ronnie at Cafe Lounge

I painted a big rainbow Rasta gorilla on the building where Cafe Lounge is located (277 Goulburn St Surry Hills).

His name is Rainbow Ronnie and this is his story.

An Ode to Rainbow Ronnie

He is a big Rasta gorilla chilling in the sun
Making Rasta rainbows just for his fun

In between his hands is where the rainbow goes
Sometimes its even glowing from out between his gorilla toes

He lives at a place called Rainbow Ape Bay
Where he sits on the sand making rainbows all day

You should visit it cause its a real nice place
And rainbows will always be shining on your face

The End
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Magical Gorillas and Diamond Thrillers at Cafe La Piadina

I painted on the walls of Cafe La Piadina in Bondi.

Curated by Activated Walls, every month a new artists makes the outside of this cafe, which is run by 3 Italian brothers, their canvas.

I was the artist for July, previous artists have been EarsMike Watt and Skulk.

I titled this piece Magical Gorillas and Diamond Thrillers.

On the side wall I painted Garth, someone said he kind of looks like Putin, I agree except Putin wishes he could grow a beard like Garth.

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Spout Trunk Sammy

Spout Trunk Sammy by Mulga the Artist

© Mulga 2013, Spout Trunk Sammy, Posca and Acrylic on Canvas, 100 x 100 cm

This is Spout Trunk Sammy, he is currently residing at M2 Gallery as part of the Art in Motion exhibition open this weekend.

An Ode to Spout Trunk Sammy

His trunk is powerful and when used right
He always wins any water fight

His skin has a weird orange hue
From eating many carrots, his favourite food

He’s the only Pachyderm in the herd
To sport a beard and not look absurd

Because of this he is the leader
The alpha male, the big chief breeder

The key points that we can take from this
Is that growing a beard is not amiss

Everyone will know that you are a man
And not a woman who is called Sam

The End

Laser Head Lance

Laser Head Lance by Mulga the Artist

© Mulga 2012, Laser Head Lance, Acrylic on Board, 70 x 120 cm

The original Laser Head Lance painting is available for sale in Platform72 Gallery, Oxford Street, Sydney

An Ode to Laser Head Lance

Laser Head Lance is a slippery old cat
Lives in a world of shadows covered up by his hat

The one day the wind turned from breeze into gale
Blew up his hat like a boat under sail

Those secrets within did explode out his head
And the colour of his hands were a deep shade of red

His secrets revealed that he’d been quite bad
And the fallout was severe and the people were mad

Oh how the mighty have fallen and the proud do stumble
Now Laser Head Lance is humbler than humble

Six Round Zombie Heads

This is a painting of six round zombie heads.
They are round like an orange or a bowling ball.
Some are happy, some are sad, some are tired and some are bad,
some are whistling and some are poking their tongue out and one of them has a mo-hawk.
Their teeth are sharp and i wouldn’t like to meet them in the dark.
See you next time.
-Mulga

The Scary Hairy Frogman

When i look at the Scary Hairy Frogman so many many questions arise, such as:
-why is the Frogman hairy? Typically frogs are hairless creatures. Is this some new mutant breed of creature, half frog and half hairy man?
-why does a Frogman need an umbrella. Frog’s love the water and often live in its cool embrace? Perhaps he is sheltering from the ozone hole.
-why does a Frogman wear dress shoes? Frog’s are typically casual creatures, even Kermit who hosted his own television show didn’t wear shoes much less shoes as stylish as the Scary Hairy Frogman. Perhaps he is a frequenter of dancing clubs, we do not know.
-why is one of his arms much longer than the other? Is this a birth defect or just bad penmanship or even a mutation due to his frequent use of aforementioned umbrella.
-why are his nipples x’s. This is odd and we do not have the time allocated to explore this issue further.
-when i look at his mouth i wonder if he whistling or going in for a kiss or going ooooh!
I have adequately demonstrated there are many questions unanswered. If you are able to answer any questions please contact me immediately. If you remain curious i advise you to subscribe to my blog by inserting your email address into the top left corner of this page. All will be revealed in due course.
Long live the Scary Hairy Frogman!
-Mulga

Cosmic Egg Head Man

Here is my latest art for your viewing pleasure.

Here is a poem I wrote inspired by the Cosmic Egg Head Man:

The boundaries of the mind
Can translate to the face
Take care what you think
Everything finds its place

Here is another little poem:

The cold winds of space
Is where you’ll see the face
Of the cosmic egghead man
And his master race

Skull Mania

Hey hey

I drew a skull and then waved my wand and multiplied it in many beautiful colours and inversions
This is the resultant creation
Skulls are cool

Eyes are cool

I drew some creatures with many eyes to thee
What you do they shall see
There’s an eagle, a feline and a man as well
There is no fish or a dog or bell

Owl

This is a picture i painted of an owl. When Pearl sees it she says ‘toot toot’.
I wrote a poem from the perspective of the owl.

I’m an owl, in the darkness i prowl
I love to eat meat, that’s my kind of feast
When i grab some mice they usually die of fright
When i see a mouse that’s when i pounce
My eyes are lazy but my neck is crazy
It turns 270 degrees up in them trees
When i hang with my buddies people call us a study

The end

A group of owls is also called a parliament or a wisdom. I thought that was interesting but found it too hard to incorporate into the poem. If you can rhyme that little tidbit drop me a line and ill add it into the poem.

Mr Monster man hanged from the cloud and got zapped in the noggin!

This is a drawing i did of Mr Monster man hanging from a cloud but the cloud got really angry (as you can see from his eyes which are tilted inwards) and decided to zap him on the noggin with some high voltage electricity. Now this really stung Mr Monster man and you can see he is not really having much fun in this instance but he is determined to hold on so he didn’t let go. Maybe he was hitching a ride somewhere on the cloud and floated up to the currents high in the atmosphere and if he let go he would fall to the ground with a great big thud and maybe sprain his ankle. Pearl drew the little monster man in the corner. She has some talent.

Mr Shooting Starman

This is Mr Shooting Starman I drew for our film clip for the song Shooting Star which Anna is making.

Here’s a link to the song if you want to download or listen to it. 

I like the look of him because he has a crazy gleam in his eye and has a bow tie and curly shoes. There’s not enough curly shoes out there for my liking. The bow tie gives him a formal look while the baseball cap (he wears backwards to give him some street cred) adds a casual juxtaposition to his whole look. He brings it all together by ensuring his accessories are all a matching red colour. You will also notice he has black and white stripped socks. These socks along with the curly shoes you might recognize from the major motion picture titled ‘The Wizard of Oz’. In the movie they made you think it was the Wicked Witch of the West which got squashed by the flying house after the tornado. It was actually Mr Shooting Starman which got caught up in the storm and squashed. He had a lengthy stay in hospital and 2 years of gruelling re-hab before he could take to the skies again. He has never been happier, which you can see by the big smile on his happy face. I applaud you Mr Shooting Star for overcoming your obstacles and living your dream!


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