Walk along one of the window displays of David Jones in the city (where copies of The Big Issues are usually on sale every other week) and spot not one, but three Marvel characters in the window. No wild guesses as the mark hits with the usual suspects of Spider-Man, Hulk and Wolverine adorning the big splash canvas.
Alyse Graham from Robert Townson High School and her piece, "We All Have Issues" for Art Express to thank for the bright and comic book love large in the city streets. Grand dash of colour and paint, texture in the lines all out with the chaos working to resolve. Art-speak much? Bold and wild, simple as that and the style is just right for the look of them.
Another DJ window display features noses on a reason (one cut off to spite the face, one brown looking sniffler) and another set features metal scraps, iron lines and all other things worthy of a tetanus shot in what looks like a struggle along a train set.
There on display like deaf doggies in the window since some weeks before. There to stay until who knows when the egg pops out of the backside of the hamster trapped up the wrong end of comfort.
After that, a return to the windows space of the slightly non-responsive and rather fake looking people playing dress-ups in the windows the other times during the year.
Do you know if these kids sell, or are allowed to sell, their art works from Art Express?