In the March 2020 Los Angeles based artist Pony Wave responded to the global pandemic by painting “Stay Safe” mural on the Venice Art Walls (Venice Beach, CA). The image of two people kissing while wearing floral designed masks seemed to symbolize the perfect depiction of love in a time of corona. It immediately went viral and become a voice of strength to Covid- 19 Pandemic. Check the original post.
The mural has become an inspirational symbol at the beginning of the pandemic. The creative response from many artists all over the world was huge. It was repainted in many countries and was often used in the media.
In 2021, the one of the largest US embassy in Beijing, China used a reproduction of the “Stay Safe” on the main wall of the embassy building, where an exhibition Art For The People dedicated to the global pandemic was held.
People were sharing photos and videos of the mural. By this artwork you can see the story. You can see what people were going through, what touched people’s hearts. And this is the only way to see it since original mural is no longer exists.
Canvas paintings of the mural were bought by collectors from Paris, Monaco, Japan and more.
There are no more originals of “Stay Safe” painted by Pony Wave.
ON 02.22.2022 NFT COLLECTION “STAY SAFE KISS” WILL BE RELEASED ON Opensea
Limited collection includes 10 original pieces.
ORIGINAL DESIGN of “Stay Safe”!
2 Photos of the MURAL and
Original art works based on the theme of the “Stay safe”.
All designs were personally drawn by Pony Wave.
This collection is dedicated to the time of the global pandemic. Iconic kissing scenes turned into “Stay Safe” art. As a reminder that art is a universal language that unites even when we feel divided.
About Pony Wave:
Pony Wave is a world-famous tattoo artist who discovered herself in the tattoo industry working in a realistic style specified on detailing.
Pony started her career in a small Russian town, now she lives and works in Los Angeles. Through her personal research, she discovered her own style that broke media with the recognizable realistic style.
Pony Wave took a part in a popular TV series- Ink Master.
Pony Wave does street art paintings and creates different artworks with mixing unique Russian style named Zhostovo and modern art. By mixing styles Pony wants to show the tiny edge between art and vandalism.