Let's face it, climate change isn't sexy.
Just reading the phrase "climate change" might make you want to close this article, but it's an incredibly important topic deserving of everyone's attention. Fortunately, many people are trying to find creative ways to get the public interested and concerned.
Among those people is artist Sean Yoro, otherwise known as Hula, who is making waves by painting murals on icebergs to highlight the issue of global warming. His project is titled "A'o 'Ana," which means "The Warning." Hopefully, it'll serve as a wake-up call for many.
"Personally, growing up in Hawaii, I was always taught to respect the land because it takes care of you," Hula told A Plus in an email. "I felt the need to use my work in order to inspire positive change in society."
While Hula usually creates stunning photorealistic paintings while balancing on his surfboard in warm climates, his most recent project took him and his surfboard to the cold glaciers of North America.
There, he painted gorgeous murals on the side of icebergs that are quickly melting due to climate change.
"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 on Instagram. "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."
Hula had to be anchored to the icebergs while he painted because they were moving with the tides. He used an acrylic ground and oil paint to create his murals. "I made sure that the process I used would not negatively impact the environment, including the ice or water," Hula told A Plus.
"Right now is a crucial time in determining how safe the planet will be for our future generations. We are taking action in fighting the problem, but we are late in responding and must pick up the pace if we want to save our planet," Hula told A Plus. "I wanted to create this piece to really give a sense of urgency in the matter as I feel we, as humans, don't respond unless we actually see the danger."