Tyrone Wright – Rone – is a Melbourne street artist who is known for his images of women’s faces. While all street art is impermanent, across December 2016 and early 2017 Rone spent three months completing five large-scale images in and around an old paper mill, a mile from where I live in Alphington. Within a week he spray-painted over them, before demolition works saw the paper mill’s walls – Rone’s canvasses – torn down.
The combination of the beauty and youth of the faces, the crumbling decay of the setting, and the planned imminent destruction of his art by his own hand, make the work more remarkable.
And here’s me taking over ten years to write a book that I have no plans to burn!
For more about Rone, go here: r-o-n-e.com