Signs of Life: Brisbane – The Creative Touch

Signs of Life: Brisbane
A whimsical series celebrating the urban artists, humorists, signs, signal boxes,
sandwich boards and other oddities of Brisbane, Australia.



`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”


The words around the bottom of the boat, in the image above, are from Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll one of my father’s favourite poems which he used to recite at night to keep his mind alive and alert.

Seeing this image on a traffic signal box made me realise that when we make art, we never really know who we will touch or how we will impact others.  Like this artist igniting fond memories on an otherwise uninspiring street.


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