The sun will sink into the ocean

Giant mural of horse in flooded room, painted on block of flats

Die Sonne wird im Ozean versinken by Ricky Lee Gordon
Berlin, October 2019

Giant mural of horse in flooded room, painted on block of flats

South African artist, Ricky Lee Gordon, was commissioned by Urban Nation to create this giant mural for their One Wall project in 2017.

Ricky Lee Gordon arrived knowing already what he wanted to create. He wanted something that would give a strong and hopeful message to people in the local area. It is a message that recurs in his work; a message of the strength of nature and its ability to overcome hardship. The majestic horse in the abandoned and flooded ornate building is strong and well.

Giant mural of horse in flooded room, painted on block of flats
Die Sonne wird im Ozean versinken
Der Mond und das Wasser werden steigen
Diese Könige in ihren Schlössern werden weggewaschen
The sun will sink into the ocean
The moon and tides will rise
These kings and their castles will wash away

Giant mural of horse in flooded room, painted on block of flats, seen across a Burger King car park

Of all the street art I have enjoyed at on my travels, this is up there in my top three. The horse gazes calmly across the Burger King car park, and I was sure he was talking to me.

Ricky Lee Gordon’s work can be spotted around the world, so I hope you all get to see some of his work. The only other one I have seen so far is in Istanbul – a quick glance here.


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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 2 June 2020

Posted as part of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

14 thoughts on “The sun will sink into the ocean

  1. Wow, stunning mural Debbie. He’s a great artist, the elephant is beautiful too.
    Thanks for participating.

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  2. I’m speechless. I guess beautiful art does that and your photos captured its magic so well. There were so many perspectives to choose from and each one was a winner. Fantastic!

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