Polar Bears: Street Art with a Deeper Meaning

What lives when public transportation is used, and dies when it’s not? Potentially all of us.

This message is hauntingly conveyed by a street art installation showing polar bears coming to life as a subway passes beneath them:

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This post is by Sheryl Canter, an online writer and editorial manager at Environmental Defense Fund.

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  1. Peter Black
    Posted September 9, 2008 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    I can see DJ Ian already putting together the mock retreat video…

    Seriously though, public transit use is up, and funding is being considered in congress: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122092597953413373.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

    This is a major quality of life issue in the short term, and as the ad suggests, a moral question for all of us to ponder.

  2. quentinp
    Posted September 24, 2008 at 12:08 pm | Permalink


  3. nordog4
    Posted September 28, 2008 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    Extremely Powerful.