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DAKU Mounts Typography on Building Facade to Create Dynamic Mural Powered by the Sun

DAKU Mounts Typography on Building Facade to Create Dynamic Mural Powered by the Sun

Urban artist DAKU has created a dynamic solar mural, “Time Changes Everything,” on a building in the Lodhi Colony area of Delhi as part of India’s first ever public arts district. Words associated with human emotion and the passage of time have been mounted perpendicularly on the building facade, casting shadows that shift as the sun moves across the sky, eventually extinguishing as the sun completes its journey.

The mural was created as a part of St+art India, a local initiative that commissioned 25 international street artists to transform the urban landscape of the Lodhi Colony District into an outdoor public arts gallery.

© St+art India
© St+art India

“By mounting several words on the wall which cast an evolving shadow through the day, the artist speaks metaphorically of all the things in life which change over time. The words highlighted in this piece not only speak of the nature of our lives but also the ephemeral nature of street art - which is constantly changing,” explain St+art India on their facebook page.

© St+art India
© St+art India
DAKU Mounts Typography on Building Facade to Create Dynamic Mural Powered by the Sun, © St+art India
© St+art India

The piece is active from around 9:30 AM to 14:30 PM each day (depending on the time of year), but is most legible at noon, when the high sun creates shadows that fall directly back onto the wall, giving the words a crisp, dark outline.

A photo posted by Offical DAKU Page (@daku156) on

Check out more of DAKU's work on his Instagram page or website.

News via St+art India, H/T Creative Market.

Cite: Patrick Lynch. "DAKU Mounts Typography on Building Facade to Create Dynamic Mural Powered by the Sun" 20 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/795640/daku-mounts-typography-on-building-facade-to-create-dynamic-mural-powered-by-the-sun/>
© St+art India

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