Floating Murals Carry a Message About the Realities of Climate Change

Sean Yoro (aka Hula) is famous for getting on his paddleboard and making his way to half-submerged walls to paint larger-than-life portraits of women. This time around, the Hawaiian artist set his eyes on a fleeting canvas to paint A’o ‘Ana, ‘The Warning,’ a hyperrealist painting that carries with it a critical global message. Traveling to Iceland, Yoro painted two murals on acrylic sheets and mounted them on two separate icebergs to send a message about the severe and realistic effects of climate change. The environment and its floating images have an other-worldly effect that is both haunting and transcendent at the same time.

According to Hula: “Series of murals painted on a few of the thousands of icebergs freshly broken off from a nearby glacier. In the short time I was there, I witnessed the extreme melting rate first hand as the sound of ice cracking was a constant background noise while painting. Within a few weeks these murals will be forever gone, but for those who find them, I hope they ignite a sense of urgency, as they represent the millions of people in need of our help who are already being affected from the rising sea levels of Climate Change.”

To view more of Hula’s work, check out Beautiful Murals of Women Created While Balancing on a Paddleboard.

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