Monday, 19 April 2021

Totems + Milk


On our recent re-visit to the Symonds Street Cemetery right next to the Jewish section is this mural painted on the side of an old building. Named "Totems + Milk" it was painted by artist Reuben Winter who sadly was successful in committing suicide in 2020 with the dates "1994 - 2020" signifying his birth and death. 

Young Reuben suffered from chronic pain and fatigue illness, he also worked with many influential New Zealand artists. Such a talented young man will I'm surely be well missed.

Linking up with Mural Monday.

11 comments:

  1. ...a smiling face and a sad story.

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  2. Yes that's a stad story.And a beautiful painting

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  3. So very sad. Now I feel dumb being mad not getting a job. This boy, oh, no... And he was so talented. What a sad "waste".

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  4. Very talented indeed. If that is his face we have to comment on how a smile can hide so much torment as to want to die.

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  5. That is so sad. A life hardly lived yet probably achieved more than many in their lifetime.

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  6. a sad story for a beautiful picture.

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  7. It's a beautiful mural, but a very sad story. Such a young talented person, what a pity.
    Thanks for participating in Monday Murals.

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  8. Such a sad ending to a short life.

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  9. how nice to see a happy face on that wall. :)
    Re your question, we see butterflies in autum too but not the ones you saw on my blog. :)

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  10. Such a bittersweet tribute.

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