The Golden Hour | 2012

Artist: LNY
Ideal Glass, 22 East 2nd Street

This mural was inspired by imagery of a beached whale found dead in New York City after Hurricane Sandy. The mural depicts a struggle for survival between the whale-ship and the two-headed heron-snake, which represents nature turning to technology. Branches grow from one of the heron-snake’s heads, and—as they travel across it’s body—they die and transform into cellphone towers and oilrigs. The Golden Hour represents the greater battle between nature and human technology, drawing into question the economic factors that facilitate this situation, namely, our dependance on oil and petroleum-based products.

Image Credit: LunaPark

This project is part of FABnyc’s ArtUp program.

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