Odd and sinister artwork in Cockburn submitted by Crankynick. Before I go on, I have looked through my submission pile and am very embarrassed that I still haven’t posted so many excellent submissions from people. There are so many that I may take a little time. Sometimes I just have to think of something funny to say to go with them.Crankynick says: This couple has been bemusing travellers on the Freeway South since mid-2006, as both mugshots are leering at drivers from the top of the tower on Cockburn station. They’re supposed to be the ‘Faces of Cockburn’ – the artist took photos of 500 young boys from the area, and 500 old women, and morphed the respective genders together. I think they should use the space for “Australia’s most wanted” and have done with it.
Thanks Cranker. I have driven past these a few times and thought that they were 1: advertisments, or 2: missing persons. I have to admit that I think the idea is really interesting, and I want to like it, but the result is extremely sinister, which is inappropriate for the station stetting. They look like the photos people put on graves. If anyone wants to support it, I’m quite happy to add it to the not worst category though. Crankynick suggests that they should have been lower, or have some kind of explanation. I’m inclined to agree.