Remember the time before the current pandemic, when masks weren’t worn and tourists roamed the streets? Completed in 2019 this painting immortalizes the Melbourne CBD from a carefree time when life was innocent and sweet. Cars line the streets, as people casually walk the streets. New architecture blends with the old at the corner of Lonsdale And Elizabeth Street. In the foreground is St Francis Catholic Church, one of the oldest Catholic Churches in Melbourne. The left side is an older art deco style building called Mitchell House.
This artwork uses a limited palette of only a few colours, bright blues, and neutral tints with some darker shadows. Intricate reflections from individual window panes complement the spaciousness of the opposite side of the painting. Behind the church in the foreground large skyscrapers rise towards the sky. Pedestrians surround a store selling second hand notebook computers, while waiting for the traffic lights to change. Next to the church a single leafless tree is growing in the urban jungle. In the hope that life can return to these times, the parked cars ceremoniously line Elizabeth street.