Flinders St Station at the corner of Flinders St and Swanston St is a Melbourne icon. Within and around the station are many interesting things to discover and enjoy. One of these is a favourite of mine, the Flinders Street Station Mural, created in 1986 by artist Mirka Mora. The mural is on the inside wall at the Yarra river end of the station next to Clocks Restaurant. Only the central panel is a mosaic, with the decorative upper frieze being painted and the lower border being painted with low-relief outlines.
Mirka Mora (born 1928) is a prominent French-born Australian visual artist who has contributed significantly to the development of Contemporary Art in Australia. Her work includes painting, sculpture and mosaics. She is a noted colourist and symbolist. Her paintings are often bright and bold, drawing heavily on a stable of recurring motifs - innocent, wide-eyed children, angels, dogs, cats, snakes and birds. This mural is typical fo her work and one can find endless sources of delight and amusement in its contemplation.
This post is part of the Monday Murals meme.