Color my world with bird drawings

Residents of Truganina can see all the color of their neighborhood in two wildlife murals drawn especially for them by a renowned Southwestern Victorian artist, as part of the annual Color My Neighborhood event.

An annual event jointly organized by Stockland, Edmund Rice Services Mt Atkinson [ERSMA] and local volunteers, the Color My Neighborhood Festival will feature two works of art at Grizzly Bear Park and Dinosaur Park in communities from Stockland to Truganina.

Artist Jimmi Buscombe said his art aims to reconnect his audience with the natural world.

“Ever since I was young I have been obsessed with Australian birds and wildlife,” he said.

“I was even convinced that I would be the David Attenborough of avifauna when I grew up.

“When I was contacted by ERSMA, I wanted my art to be inspired by their work with a local birder and showcase the beauty of our local bird species.”

Buscombe said he was inspired by the native birdlife of Victoria’s Western Plains when he created two bespoke interactive artworks with colored chalk.

“Through my art, I want to remind people of the innate and joyful connection we have with the natural world.”

Spanning nine square meters, the anamorphic 3D artwork took around 30 hours to complete.

“The festival will take place at Dinosaur Park and Grizzly Bear Park until Saturday, October 1.