Monday, February 18, 2013

Penang's Zacharevic Murals & Steel Rod musings

As you wander the streets of Old George Town in Penang you'll come across Steel Rod Sculptures mounted on buildings throughout town.

Originally commissioned by the city of Penang to depict specific historic or characteristics of "Old & New" Penang, they were first deemed to be too "Chinese" in their depictions. But over time, most people feel these caricatures of "Old and New" Penang are for the most part "charming".

"Little Girl in Blue"

Young Lithuanian-born artist Ernest Zacharevic's wall murals around George Town, Penang.

Several murals painted on sides of buildings around the Unesco Heritage Site of Penang in conjunction with the 2012 George Town Festival are known as the "Mirrors George Town" project. See them before they're faded, worn, and gone.

"The Awaiting Trishaw Paddler"

"Reaching Up"

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