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Are these mermaids emerging from the water?

June 03, 2015 09:14 IST
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Don’t worry, that isn’t a remake of Attack of the 50ft Woman.

Hawaii-born Sean Yoro -- known by his artist name Hula -- transforms dilapidated constructions by balancing on a paddle board to paint the enormous faces and figures, often with tribal markings on their bodies. 

The designs can brighten up even the dullest of buildings, and leave visitors with pleasant memories that could have so easily have been negative.  

Some images show just a woman’s head, as if emerging from the water, while others show women at angles, as if they are swimming.

The artist already has more than 8,000 followers on Instagram where he posts pictures of his art, which uniquely focuses on amazing lifelike portraits of women.

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 The New York based artist isn’t able to say exactly where the huge murals are as he hasn’t had prior permission to paint them.

However, Hula is currently in talks about using his works of art to brighten the Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn.

Hula produces his masterpieces from his floating studio -- his surfboard. 


Yoro says it takes him anywhere from an entire day to at least 4 days to complete the murals, depending on the size and detail. 

Photographs: @the_Hula/Instagram 

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