David Hooke, AKA Meggs, is back living in Melbourne and recently painted this 25 metre mural on the outskirts of the city in Croydon.
“I grew up in Croydon North so it feels good to now have a large public piece in the area I spent my childhood. This mural is inspired by the beauty and significance of our local environment and landscape. From red earth, fire and flora to wind, water and flood nature continues to replenish if we allow it the time and care to do so.
I recently learned that the City of Maroondah’s name, original lands of the Wurundjeri people, is derived from the first Australian words meaning ‘throwing’ & ‘leaves’. This original meaning fit naturally with my vision for the mural and inspired the flow of native Eucalypts and feathers that follow the natural elements throughout the artwork in an upwards direction representing positive change and re-growth.”