Smithy Squirrel Mural
St Michael's In The Hamlet (SMITH - get it?) is a primary school in the Aigburth area of Liverpool, England. They hired artist, Paul Curtis, to transform a dull, concrete slab fence into something colourful and eye-catching that would greet the pupils every morning.
The school's mascot is Smithy the Squirrel. This is what the mural focused on. A mysterious green woodland path bordered by flowers popping with colour forms the background to the SMITH letters. The squirrel was added for some aesthetic interest but in truth, his inclusion helps balance the artwork - there were 8 panels to fill, so the 5 letters of SMITH could not sit centrally.
I think you'll agree that it is a massive improvement on the old drab concrete.