Ambergris Ink mural by Ruben Ubiera

A life-size decomposing beached whale. Vultures feed on it while flowers arise from the rotting carcass. A weird mural that recently appeared in the Grove street Neighborhood provoked conversations. Some people ask, “Who in their right mind would paint a decomposing animal being eaten by vultures on the side of a building?” and name it disgusting. Others admire of the idea, technique, and the purpose to picture the reality. Street art has always been a powerful platform to convey messages and encourage people to ask questions. I interviewed some people that live and work in the neighborhood to learn their opinion. (more…)