Spanish street artist Okuda San Miguel leaves his artistic mark on one of the coldest places in the world: on the banks of the Sajsary Lake in Yakutsk, the easternmost part of Siberia. Titled Ancestral Retromirage, the four-meter high sculpture takes the form of a head decorated with a row of four sharp spikes. It is made to look like it’s melting as it rests on a puddle of color. Rendered in his signature geometric and colorful style, Okuda sought inspiration from Yakut mythology and spirituality for this stunning artwork. It stands sharply against the snow-covered background, defying the harsh conditions of its location.

Ancestral Retromirage is a part of the Yakut Biennale of Contemporary Art, and was curated by ARTMOSSPHERE union. More of San Miguel’s work here.
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