Mike Maka is a painter who works in a variety of media mainly on walls, canvas and illustration on paper. His web site is here and I have featured other Melbourne murals of his here, and here and here.
This latest mural featured in this post is found in Northcote, on the side wall of a two-story old Victorian terrace house. A rather incongruous image for such a grand old house, but perhaps this is part of the mural's appeal...
The mural depicts an R2-D2 type of robot, which seems to be a glorified music machine ("R2-DISCO"). The music theme is further hinted at by the electric leads and the tom-tom drums. On the other hand there is also suggestion of a space opera with a flying saucer hovering above and a crashed spaceship above the sumptuous red flower. The jungle-like setting with lush vegetation and floating blue fish completes the surreal image, a veritable "vernal equinox night's dream" quite aptly as we are approaching this astronomical occurrence...
This post is part of the Monday Mellow Yellows meme,
and also part of the Monday Murals meme,
and also part of the Blue Monday meme,
and also part of the Through my Lens meme,
and also part of the Seasons meme.