Monday, January 02, 2012

Under the Polluted Sea Mural

A wild new mural has recently appeared next to a vacant lot bordered by Market, Franklin and Oak Streets near the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

The imagery is of underwater creatures in a mixture of Mission District styles of graffiti and cartooning...

...created by the collective of artists above.

There is a shark sporting tattoos such as "Sink or Swim" underneath a ghost ship...

...which cleverly breaks the fourth wall and leaks oil onto the blacktop parking area.

Uptown Almanac (click here) thinks the mural is part of something called the "Sea Punk" movement...

...but it looks more like a whimsical, hard-edged look at the death of the world's ocean creatures thanks to the oil burning culture in which we live.

In a further irony, the mural is painted on the side of Wynn's Motors, a repair shop specializing in Japanese cars. Check it out the next time you're in the neighborhood.

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