“The Gate” mural by Berlin-based artist Superblast is situated just under one of Johannesburg's highways, which reminds the artist of a “snake of concrete and cars that run through the city and gives it its heartbeat'. The artwork is installed on the Maboneng Northern gateway. In mythology, gateways represent renaissance, renewal, and a transition to another life. The serpent symbolises the alterity, the fear of the unknown. For Superblast, “On a more local scale, the snake represents the struggle that the city and the country has gone through. In African mythology the serpent is also seen as the birth-giving creator of the world. Hence this piece symbolizes the rebirth of the neighbourhood”.