hula paints a larger-than-life ice mural in the canadian arctic
 

hula paints a larger-than-life ice mural in the canadian arctic

 

hula, the pseudonym of hawaiian artist and muralist sean yoro, recently journeyed to baffin island in the territory of nunavut — a massive and sparsely populated area that forms most of the canadian arctic archipelago. the artist navigated the frigid waters for days in search of a piece of ice that would sustain the weight of himself and his team without cracking beneath them. these areas are greatly affected by climate change, and tides rise and fall intermittently throughout the day. finally, after hours of exploration, hula found the ice where he would paint a larger-than-life portrait of a local inuit woman.

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together with the north face, the artist journeyed to baffin island in the territory of nunavut

 

 

the artistic journey resulted in a short film documented by renan and taylor ozturk, and produced by camp4collective titled ‘what if you fly’. the piece offers an insightful and poignant look at the project’s progress, and the message that lies at its core. marking the most technical and remote location that hula has ever attempted a mural, nunavut’s local history and geography is explored, delving deep into heart of the inuit culture and community. the film also brings viewers a closer look at the artist’s own personality like we haven’t’ seen before, reflecting on his fears and faith as it relates to his practice and passions. 

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hula navigated the frigid waters for days in search of a piece of ice

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the artistic journey resulted in a short film

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the artist paints a larger-than-life portrait of a local inuit woman

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the film offers an insightful and poignant look at the project’s progress

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the project marks the most technical and remote location that hula has ever attempted a mural

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nunavut’s local history and geography is explored

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preparation for the ice painting begins to take shape 

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the film brings viewers a closer look at the artist’s own personality

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stills show the project’s remote location 

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  • I wonder if sea life, living in there environment wonder why you have brought nails, acrylic sheets, toxic oil paint and more than likely varnish to the place they eat, breed, and live. Such a remote place they are safe from humans and the trash, and chemicals we leave. I wonder

    this guy

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