A journey of flying creatures, from birds to butterflies, is depicted on Hua's mural. Hua's intention was to counteract the unending construction of artificial structures with a moment of natural quiet and freedom. The mural plays on Hua's previous work exploring the impact of human-made systems on the natural world and the themes of values and sacrifice.
"Construction and development are a manmade forward movement. I wanted to counteract this motion with an image that brings us back in touch with nature. I wanted to rewind." -- Phillip Hua
Phillip Hua grew up in San Jose and currently lives in San Francisco. His work explores the impact of manmade systems on the natural world and the themes of values and sacrifice. He exhibits his work internationally and has been awarded public art commissions from the San Francisco Arts Commission, BART, San Francisco Beautiful, and The City of Davis, among others. He teaches Digital Media at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.