Freedom in Red 2018
"Amongst the red earth and scattered shrub there is signs of life. Life that has not been disturbed by human touch. The goldfields although a flourishing mining area is still surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes found in Australia. Scales, skin, fur and feathers call this place home. With such numerous unique fauna there is equally as many interesting flora of all shapes, sizes, colour and texture.
We are soo lucky to share this environment with these species and must do what we can to protect it. Foxes and feral cats have long been an issue to many native species and sadly the Bilby is now rarely seen in the Goldfields.
I’m hoping that along with this mural and by educating the public about the animals we share our planet with we may one day see some species return. Species left to right- Barking Gecko, Woma Python, Blue-tongue Lizard, Rainbow Bee-eater and Bilby.”
Brenton See is a Perth artist specialising in small canvas works to large-scale interior and exterior wall murals. Brenton is inspired by the day-to-day struggles of the everyday person as well as the stories of happiness and sadness, life and death. David Attenborough’s documentaries have been a big influence on his work and are one of the main reasons he chooses to use animals in his pieces. Brenton enjoys using animals and objects rather than the human form to express himself and the stories he wants to tell. He is constantly focusing on the topic of “predator and prey” and “life and death” as these themes are very relevant in the animal kingdom as well as to human life Brenton now works in his home studio in Perth using his medium of choice (acrylic) on commissions, murals, and exhibitions.
Central Regional Tafe
69 MacDonald St, Kalgoorlie