Street Art in Canberra: Australian Insects

These seriously big Australian insects were photographed in the Canberra inner-north suburb of O’Connor in summer 2012. As far as I’m aware, they’re still there, but I haven’t been in Canberra for almost two years. They can be found on the streets near the O’Connor shops. I like that they’re painted on electricity boxes, an otherwise ugly but necessary part of the suburban landscape. One of the greatest functions of street art is its ability to make even the most utilitarian things look more attractive. I’m not Canberra’s biggest fan, but even that unimpressive city can be quite lovely on a mild summer’s day.