There has been a bit of a street art phenomenon occurring in Perth of late and it involves the image below. It is, or very closely resembles, an Aboriginal art motif known as a Wadjina. They're popping up everywhere. Last weekend I photographed 8 different ones in two laneways near my house alone. But that's just near my place, they're all over the metropolitan area. There was even one grown in grass for a while.
Nobody really knows who is painting them or why. Originally it was probably an art student, why? Why not, It's just expression. But it's kinda cool spotting them in various places around the city. There's even a Flickr group dedicated to them, around 160 pics at last count. I've posted a few on there myself.
Last weekend the whole thing even made it onto the pages of the Australian Newspaper. Which was kinda cool.
Below are some of the Wadjinas I've photographed near my place, click for bigger views.