The Hot Seat

Black Cat Alley’s most mysterious and most hard-to-photograph mural: “The Hot Seat.” This surrealist composition suggests business, studying, speaking, reading, all in a moving environment of noise, patterns, and danger. The lioness in the lower left hand corner suggests predation, and the megaphone perhaps brings the possibility that help can be found, if only one can find the courage to seize the mouthpiece and say something. CERA said that at the time of designing this composition in 2016, the US Presidential election filled him with anxiety and acute urgency, and this composition was meant as a study of those feelings.