Pieces from a broken flower patterned plate feature in the centre of this mosaic. Image:Marie Vonow
I like looking at street art. It is exciting to discover a piece of street art I haven’t seen before. Flowers feature in different forms of street art, including paintings and mosaics in various locations around Adelaide.
One day I went for a walk around the Bowden area and came across a street with decorated stobie poles. Some of the art work was of flowers. Flowers painted on stobie poles definitely brightened up these utilitarian structures giving them aesthetic appeal.
This bright stobie definitely caught my attention. Image:Marie Vonow
The street was further brightened up by a number of large flower pots decorated with mosaics. My favourite was one decorated with sunflowers matching those on a nearby stobie.
I happen to love the cheery appearance of sunflowers. Chinese symbolism portrays the sunflower as a symbol of happiness. Good luck and a long life are also associated with the sunflower.
Another day I got off the train at Croydon. I lived in this area about 35 years ago. It has changed a great deal since then. There are numerous cafes and some trendy clothing boutiques which weren’t around when I was a local resident. I bought a cappuccino and sat outside enjoying the breeze and admired the street art. I photographed a number of flower mosaics on the footpath.
Mosaic on footpath at Croydon SA. Image:Marie Vonow
Flower mosaic set into footpath. Image:Marie Vonow
Flowers are often part of a larger piece of street art. At the Salisbury railway station there are paintings on a number of walls. Here and there one can see flowers as a smaller detail, a flower box here and a clump of flowers there.
A flower box from a larger wall painting. Image:Marie Vonow
Flowers as a detail in a painting at the Salisbury railway station. Image:Marie Vonow
I love real flowers and feel they brighten up a yard. A vase of flowers inside adds a special touch to a room. Flower motifs add colour and beauty when used in street art.