With Public 2015 going strong over in Perth, Australia, we just received these images of the new mural painted by Argentinian artist, Francisco Diaz aka Pastel. Titled “Idealism of aboriginal Ngarluma“, the piece is addressing the historic issue of Ngarluma people, the original inhabitants of the coastal areas around Roebourne (West Pilbara Western Australia).
Archaeological surveys claim that these people had been living in the area for more than 30,000 years, having a deep historical and spiritual connection to the land and nature there. According to the artist, the floral image is based on the brutal relationship between native communities and the colonialism until 1971 when they started to be recognized with civil rights. Using native plants and flowers to symbolize people and their interaction, Pastel created this striking piece with limited color palette and a strong message.
Check more photos of this piece located in Chinatown after the jump, and come back soon for more updates from down under.