In our monthly showcase, Untapped Cities Street Art Columnist Christopher Inoa highlights the top five New York City graffiti and street art pieces found on the city’s walls, rooftops and tunnels.

The summer is getting ready to draw its final hot, humid breath. The Untapped Cities team have been making every last summer minute count, and the same could be said of the artists featured this month coming from around the world to leave their mark on the walls of New York City. So if you are looking for one last adventure before Labor Day, we have some pieces here that are worth applying that sunblock for, one last time. Here are our top five favorite street art pieces for August 2015. 

5. Faith 47 in Williamsburg

Faith 47 is an South African artist whose work can best be described as beautiful, intimate and grand. This latest piece on Berry Street in Williamsburg is part of an ongoing series featuring couples the artist herself sees inside the Evol nightclub in Cape Town. In her own words, Faith 47, explains what went through her mind when first witnessing, than later painting these two love birds: “Reflecting on the profound nature of connectedness between people; the fragility of human emotion and the power of touch.”

With their faces invisible to us, it’s the positioning of these two that tell us that at the moment, what Faith captures may have been short lived, but pure.