I originally retouched the drain outlet from Barb’s back when this image was fresh in 1991, it’s now July 2008 and I went back today to shoot the site again . . . well, I didn’t bother to even pull a shot, the weeds have smothered half the artwork, the whites are slime and dirt covered. I tried to contact someone (anyone) but the substation was closed, I believe Hands-on-Art is now defunct also. Well I can see another project for ‘clean up Australia day 2009’. The element we often remember was the fact that Barb hung in there for 12 years in her Paddington shop and the month she decided to leave the mural was finished!

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