'Dream' - AUSTIN LANE
Taylor Smith was born here in Darwin where he grew up spending as much time as he could trying to be creative from a young age.
Whether it was drawing and writing his own comics after school or skateboarding all day with friends, to making music and painting street art. He quickly found he had many passions in creative arts - most of which he still pursues in some degree to this day.
His main focus nowadays is his artwork.
Coming from an extensive background in street art and graffiti Taylor learned to apply those techniques to murals. He loves creating something for someone else - especially the public. To him it’s like leaving a little piece of yourself within that artwork for someone to find and create or interpret for their own meaning. Art is for everyone to enjoy, Taylor hopes people get a little enjoyment out of his.
With his mural Taylor wanted to capture people’s eyes and attention when walking through our beautiful city about their normal business amongst the hustle and bustle of the busy Darwin CBD, to try and remind them if only for those few seconds that they may gaze upon his work of a dream.
For when they see it on walking on their commute.
He wants people to feel a sense of inspiration or maybe even that nostalgic feeling you get from a dream as you wake up and get back into reality. Tayor used traditional graffiti lettering spelling out the text “DREAM”. Accompanied by smokey textures with vibrant coloured clouds and light streams emanating from a portrait of a person who is deep in thought to emulate and try and capture that feeling of dream state in an image.
View this artwork on Google Street View