Perth artist Stormie Mills recently worked with the Year 6’s of Christ Church Grammar School to add some colour and life to the school’s administration office.
Students were completely captivated as Stormie spoke about his practice and showed them videos that captured and explained his painting process. He demonstrated the foundation of his iconic characters and set the students the challenge of creating their own, before they completed the planes that would eventually adorn their own public artwork.
In response to its location, the final work depicts one of Stormie’s characters moving with a fleet of planes in hot pursuit which are cleverly positioned to appear as if they are being gently pushed through the clouds by a tailwind coming from the air conditioning unit.
The artwork was inspired by the Big Kids Magazine cover that Stormie created in 2012 with Max Chapman.