Sean Yoro, aka The Hula, just returned from a trip to the edges of humanity – The Arctic – where he painted a series of pieces he entitled “A’o’ Ana,” or “The Warning.” Hula travels the world creating paintings which capture the emotions and interactions between the figures and their environment. With each piece, Hula merges his backgrounds in both street and fine art. The native Hawaiian and master of oil brush painting traveled to continental North America with his oil paint and acrylic, sheets and drove north; far north, and took off on foot and paddle board. He then mounted his acrylic sheets to smaller icebergs that were freshly broken off glaciers and painted them. The paintings are raising awareness toward climate change, global warming and rising waters. He states:

“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.”

Thank you Hula, for your work, with its beauty and poignant messaging! We always look forward to your contributions here at 1AM.