If you came across one of street artist Sean 'Hulu' Yoro's artworks you would probably be initially baffled as to how he managed to do it. Because Yoro's work is painted on abandoned waterfront buildings, his portraits looking out over the water.
He manages to access these sites by taking to the water on his paddleboard, finding somewhere he feels is right and then painting his partly-submerged images. Once he's found the right place the NYC-based Hawaiian-born artist balances on the board and uses ropes and anchors to secure it.
He recently created a new piece called Lewa which shows a woman's head bobbing above the water, her hands coming out and delicately resting atop it. Lewa was created on derelict shipping docks.
Speaking about some pieces he created last year on concrete walls he told The Huffington Post. “I chose the locations because they reminded me of ghost towns needing to breathe life again. [These] figures seemed lost in these structures, almost out of place.”
The portraits are only temporary though, as Yoro uses an oil-based paint so it wears away over time. But, for him, that's all part of their charm. “I love the aging process and what nature does to the paintings. It feels natural to create these paintings and let them go.”
You can check out some of his work below. Head to his website or follow him on Instagram for more.