STATE OF THE WORLD // THE MURALS
“RED NIGHT LIGHT”
It’s easy to resign to the monotony of routine that everyday life can cultivate. Each day, we commute down the same freeway, to the same place, to perform the same tasks, only to finish work, battle with traffic, and arrive at home to rest, sleep and repeat everything the next day.
For many, the pandemic also added an element of isolation to this mechanical lifestyle, and the minutes, hours, and days become homogeneous, making us indifferent and wearisome as time passes by.
However, while the landscapes, buildings, and exit signs we pass by on the freeway are always the same, we are constantly seeing them from different directions and perspectives. The haziness casting over the city at dawn shifts with time, and the golden hour at dusk illuminates the windows of skyscrapers with a vivid warmth and light. Each object becomes different every time we pass by, as every minute that passes has never come before, and will never come again.
As the seconds tick by, the permanent becomes ephemeral. The light changes. Things look different. We are able to seek the new as we engage in the old, looking to each with fascination; an opportunity to reinterpret what we once saw as monotony.
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