This acrylic painting of a young man represents the tattooed, hipster, inner-city stage of many people who move out of the spring and summer years of living with the family in suburban

Melbourne. They transition from the smooth skinned boys who played cricket and swam at the local pool. Who smoked only when out, and started drinking underage at clubs because they’d scored a fake ID with a photo barely like. They’ve lived with the safety-net of a parent’s wallet, loan of a the family car and all washing and shopping and cooking done for them (while protesting they could live out on the amount of board they’re charged) (which they seldom pay).