Maylands artist draws inspiration from nature to create art trail

Alina Tang. Picture: Max Laurent
Alina Tang. Picture: Max Laurent

A MAYLANDS artist drew inspiration from native plants, flowers and bees to create her first art trail in Maylands.

Alina Tang worked with Maylands business Honey I’m Home and the City of Bayswater, which commissioned the trail, for several months to form a trail that featured floor stickers and aimed to connect Railway Parade and Whatley Crescent through the train station.

The trail was launched on October 8.

Tang said it was exciting to push herself creatively and artistically to make something new.

“It was definitely a new way of working because I have worked in illustration before but nothing on this sort of large scale artwork,” she said.

“I put my hand up to do the design work and it was formed around that initial proposal.

“In terms of the process itself, I worked with water colours and collage onto paper so it was a really long process in painting all of these elements, adding them into the computer, editing and sending them off to a local print company in Mt Hawthorn.”

Bayswater Mayor Barry McKenna said the trail would attract more visitors to cafes and shops on both sides of the train station.

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