An interactive mural has sprouted in Norfolk, Virginia's NEON arts district, changing shape and color under the glow of many-hued lights. Illustrator Jason Levesque worked with local digital agency Grow on this passion project, entitled Transparent Seas, painting a series of four women in a range of pigments that only reveal themselves under certain lights. Reactive sensors hooked up to a rainbow of lightbulbs adjusts the colors cast onto the mural, depending on how close or far the viewer gets. Upon approach, Transparent Seas shifts from ladies, to a quartet of skulls, to a series of elemental symbols embedded in each character.
"As colored lights illuminate the mural, the artwork reveals elements of earth, sea, and air across a group of female figures—the artist’s statement on the connection between the world and the human body," Grow tells The Creators Project. Levesque adds, “This planet in all its beauty is a part of our identity. We should take great pride in its beautiful landscapes, we should be inspired by its vast oceans. I wish to remind people that we are, in every moment of our lives, a part of this world."
Check out Transparent Seas in action in the video and images below.