Striking new work by Hula highlights the dangers of climate change

Street artist Sean Yoro (aka Hula) is best known for paddling his surfboard across open waters to paint sultry murals of women on walls and spaces right above the tideline. In his latest project, Hula traveled far north to the glaciers of North America to bring attention to the effects of climate change. The series, A’o ‘Ana, translates to The Warning. It consists of one profile portrait of a woman and another extended hand, both painted in oil on acrylic sheets mounted on melting icebergs.

“In the short time I was there, I witnessed the extreme melting rate firsthand, as the sound of ice cracking was a constant background noise while painting,” Hula wrote. “Within a few weeks, these murals will be 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.” [h/t]hula1 hula2 hula3 hula4 hula5