Entrance mural by Jerome Davenport aka Ketones6000.
The mural painted on the hallway is by local Western Australian street artists Jerome Davenport aka Ketones6000.
The mural is comprised of three elements, the historical portrait, the Rose Mallee representing new life and the flower of life pattern tying it all together.
The area of Mount Lawley was formally proclaimed in 1901. Mount Lawley was named in honour of Sir Arthur Lawley, the Governor of Western Australia from May 1901 to August 1902. His wife, Lady Annie Lawley who features as the main character in the mural, reputedly agreed to the naming of what was then primarily bushland in her husband’s name on the condition that no licensed hotels be built in the suburb.
The mural also features Eucalyptus rhodantha, commonly known as rose mallee, is a species of straggly mallee or shrub that is endemic to Western Australia. It has smooth bark, a crown composed entirely of heart-shaped, sessile juvenile leaves arranged in opposite pairs, single flower buds in leaf axils, red flowers and pendent, hemispherical to conical fruit.
The Flower of Life pattern features in most of ketones6000 murals, it is one of the basic sacred geometry shapes. The Flower of Life starts with the Seed of Life shape: 7 overlapping circles that build outward, forming a flower-like pattern that has been used since ancient times in many cultures around the world. Said to be the basic template for everything in existence; all geometric forms can be found within it, including sacred geometry shapes like the Platonic Solids, Metatron’s Cube, and the Merkaba. The Flower of Life symbolises creation and reminds us of the unity of everything: we’re all built from the same blueprint.