The unique beauty of the Savannah Way has been captured in this new permanent mural ‘Flights of Fancy’ by Artist Jenny McCracken in Mareeba, Far North Queensland.
Mural Artist Jenny McCracken with her finished work. Photo by Jen Frei.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Jenny McCracken was sitting on a ledge, when in fact the wall is flat. Jenny has used her extraordinary talents to create an anamorphic / trick of the eye mural. She designed the work to be viewed by people walking or driving to Cornett’s Supa IGA on Byrnes Street. Here’s what the work looks like from the opposite angle.
Our original brief from Council was to create a mural based on the theme ‘Sunny Savannah’. Extensive research and consultation with Council resulted in this final concept which not only showcases the region but also features the endangered Gouldian Finch. This species was once thought to be extinct in Mareeba but is now recovering through a successful local breeding and release program.
Mareeba Mayor Tim Gilmore with Zest Artist Jenny McCracken at the launch of the mural. Photo by Jen Frei.
The creation of the street painting has piqued the interest of the local community, and Council believes the unique 3D illusion will be a great attraction for the town in the longer term.