The Magic of Water

by Yuke Li


July 2022


Yuke Li is a visual artist, a storyteller who was trained at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has been working in the creative field for more than 10 years, and she works both digitally and traditionally. Li uses visual language to express emotions and thoughts.  Her work has been recognized by ADC Award, American Illustration, and Bologna Children’s Book Fair. This year she is working on public art projects and her personal graphic novel.

This is a mural to light up our mundane life and appreciate water resources. The shape of the pipe and well as the combination is not block-shaped like the house in the neighborhood. To take advantage of the site and shape, I had this idea of The Magic of Water. The  mural resonates with the dynamic and gentle character of water and the shape of the pipe. The main colors are blue, azure,  orange, and pink. It represents water and desert, cool and hot. Since it is a street installation, no light color was used.