Project Information

Utopia Express focuses on human and natural diversity, connecting elements from the urban environment with the natural world. The mural is located on the back of the SweetN Low (Cumberland Packing Corporation) headquarters in Brooklyn, NY. It consists of a continuous surreal mural composed on five bricked up windows. The New York City skyline is intertwined with surreal natural elements - a dinosaur, the Brooklyn Bridge, an octopus, career woman. These urban images flow toward outdoor landscapes depicting youth and animals. This mural appears very playful, but it contains latent messages about respecting and conserving nature. Utopia Express is in a very industrial neighborhood, but many people live there and raise children. Several local residents have commented on how the mural brightens up the entire neighborhood.