Michael Camilleri evokes a medieval-like atmosphere in Monk in Landscape – Merri Creek as the lone figure of a crusading monk travails the banks of the Merri Creek. Sword in hand, his mission is to keep the urban space of the creek safe much like other costumed, modern day, superheroes. Bringing us firmly back to the present is the depiction of a walking path to Rushall train station and, behind that, one of Northcote’s large public housing estates.
Monk in Landscape – Merri Creek is inspired by Camilleri’s illustrations from the Fighting Monk series originally published in the literary journal ‘Going Down Swinging’ No. 30.
Monk in Landscape – Merri Creek © Michael Camilleri