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.
“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.
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.