It's bold, bright and beautiful.
A rainbow serpent is adding a splash of colour to the wall of the Wollemi Bakery on Lithgow's Main Street thanks to talented local artist, cultural teacher and musician Bob Sutor.
The serpent is part of Lithgow Tidy Towns Laneways Project, who organised the wall for Mr Sutor to install the public art on.
"Lithgow Tidy Towns approached me and asked if I'd be able to do something," Mr Sutor said.
He said he thought Lithgow needed something to brighten up the area and what better than the great symbol of the rainbow serpent?
"The rainbow serpent is part of the creation story where it came and filled the animals with colour and the mountains, rivers and caves," he said.
Mr Sutor said the artwork was for all those who have suffered during drought, fires, floods and now COVID-19.
"The serpent is for a new beginning and to remember where we all come from.
"I'd just like it to remind everybody that the serpent was here in the beginning, and the message was when the serpent left that we are to look after the land, the animals and most importantly each other," he said.
The artwork took Mr Sutor roughly six months to complete with breaks in between.
"We had hiccups with fires, floods, COVID and people selling buildings.
"It [artwork] was originally planned for the Exchange Hotel wall up the walkway but now it's down on the Wollemi Bakery wall next to Supercheap Auto," he said.
"I think that's where the serpent wanted to be."
Mr Sutor said he was proud of the final product and hoped it would turn heads.
"People can see it as they head up Main Street, it's striking, they'll see it," he said.
He also wanted to thank local artist Tim Johnman from the State Mine and Jay Shanahan for their help on the project.