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How One Crumbling Wall Turned Into A Powerful Tribute To Captive Orcas
Parisian graffiti artist Michael Beerens specializes in pieces that convey powerful messages, often containing haunting, beautiful portraits of animals.
For this piece, Beerens used a blank wall to send his latest message.
The artist, who uses color sparingly in his work, chose mainly white and black.
As he added details ...
... the piece began to take shape.
An orca, chained to a pool toy became a striking metaphor for captivity -- a visually stunning representation for a movement that has been provoking outrage across the world lately.
Though the piece is titled "Tilikum," noted marine mammal scientist Naomi Rose pointed out that the whale depicted is actually a male named Ulises also living at SeaWorld, because of the curvature of his dorsal fin.
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