SAMI'S COLOURFULWORLD

Monday, 1 May 2017

Monday Mural - Pop Idol

Just last week, on the "Today Tonight" TV program I watched a short film on Perth artist Jacob Butler, AKA Shakey Jakey.  A self taught artist, Jacob has hand tremors and finds himself relaxing while painting.

When I saw the TV documentary, I spotted behind him a canvas with this same mural picture which prompted me to search for it in the many albums of photos taken in Fremantle in recent times.

This mural can be seen on the rooftop of the Many 6160 building (a former Department store now housing a mix of retail and creative spaces and a rooftop event space). 
As per Jim's suggestion (see comment below) this could be Bon Scott, the former deceased singer of the band AC/DC. 


You might enjoy reading about Jacob and his life story here.
For other murals from around the world please click on this link




Bon Scott - former AC/DC singer - could this have been the inspiration behind the mural?
(Thanks to Jim)


23 comments:

  1. Nice strong mural. Great style. I like it.

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  2. Hi Sami, a great personal story to go with this powerful mural!
    Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Christine, he's turned a bad situation into an inspirational story.

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  3. Kinda tragic, wonderful he can still paint that way...

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    1. Thanks Iris, he's very talented and seems to be a strong minded person.

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  4. ...great one Sami, the fellow who pin-stripped my hot rod was Shakey

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    1. Wow, so you know Shakey, he's very talented!

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  5. I saw that too Sami. It's wonderful when people can make the best of their situation. I'll have to keep my eyes open too.

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    1. Thanks Grace, quite true, he's turned things around and is happy!

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  6. Is that supposed to be Bon Scott from AC/DC?

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    1. Thanks Jim, I think you've nailed it! Thinking about it, there is a statue of Bon Scott in Fremantle that looks just like that.

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  7. It's wonderful that he has found a way to channel his disability into something so useful. He is wonderfully talented, that's for sure.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, he's certainly made the best of his situation and discovered a hidden talent.

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    1. Thanks Nambiar, it certainly is!

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  9. So good that the artist's way to relax becomes art so we can all enjoy it. It's a great mural!

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    1. Thanks Sara. Yes, I liked the mural too.

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