|Could the bird on the left be a connection to his well known film "The Birds?"|
Alfred and his wife Alma spent part of their honeymoon in Lago di Como (Lake Como), Italy, and returned many times, and the suburb of Como was apparently named after this Italian locality.
The mural was commissioned by the Cygnet Cinema and painted in 2013 by an unknown artist.
The originally named Como Theatre designed in an Art Deco style, opened its doors in 1938 and is now heritage listed. Now named The Cygnet Cinema is part of the "Grand Cinemas" chain.
Just outside the cinema on Preston Street, stands this 2003 artwork by Peter Daily and Tunya Verlsuis, of old canisters and movie reels. It's an interactive artwork and you can turn the film in the projector to see historical and contemporary pictures of Como. How cool is that?
On another nearby wall of a Chinese restaurant another mural was being painted. The scaffolding and art material were there, but I couldn't see the artist.
Golden dragons and kids playing? Not sure I can figure out the association...
Have a wonderful weekend. We will be having a wet weekend in Perth.