Climate awareness: Artist creates city mural from Amazon ashes, by FRENCH PRESS AGENCY, Ruptly, TEDCountdown-Climate Change, TED,  PBS News, NBC News,  

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Climate awareness: Artist creates city mural from Amazon ashes, by FRENCH PRESS AGENCY

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Climate awareness: Artist creates city mural from Amazon ashes

BY FRENCH PRESS AGENCY – AFP

 SAO PAULO ENVIRONMENT 

OCT 19, 2021 10:03 AM GMT+3

An aerial photo shows a mural by Brazilian artist and activist Mundano, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Oct. 15, 2021. (EPA Photo)

To raise awareness of climate change, Brazilian street artist Mundano painted a giant mural in Sao Paulo using ashes collected from the scorched Amazon rainforest.

The giant 1,000-square meter fresco titled “The Forest Firefighter” – featuring a heroic figure who is helpless in the face of a raging fire – will be inaugurated on Tuesday.

“The idea came from impotence. We’ve been seeing for decades how the jungle has been burnt, and in the last few years that has reached record levels,” Mundano, who goes by one name and calls himself an “artivist,” told Agence France-Presse (AFP).

Mundano, 36, collected 200 kilograms (441 pounds) of ashes from different areas affected by fires to create the mural on a building close to Avenida Paulista, the main avenue running through Brazil’s largest city.

The ashes came from the Amazon jungle, the Pantanal wetlands, the Atlantic Forest and the Cerrado savannah.

Bringing ‘ashes to the people’

Mundano hopes his mural will raise awareness among Sao Paulo residents about the vast fires that ravage Brazil’s precious ecosphere every year.

“No one sees the fires, they’re very far away in the Amazon. The idea is to bring the ashes here to the people to create greater empathy,” said Mundano.

In June and July, Mundano felt the heat of the fires firsthand when he went to collect the ashes.

But what also caught his attention was the distress of the firefighters trying to extinguish the flames that do so much damage to Brazil’s flora and fauna.

Symbolizing the fauna in the mural is a crocodile skeleton painted next to the heroic firefighter.

The entire fresco is made in various shades of black and grey depending on how much water Mundano mixed in with the ashes.

The black and white artwork contrasts sharply with the colorful graffiti that adorns many buildings in Sao Paulo.

“We live in a city that is grey, or asphalt and grey. The pavement is grey, there’s pollution … and we’re becoming grey too.”

‘Negligent’

A graffiti artist during his teenage years, Mundano made a name for himself in 2012 by decorating the carts of the city’s recyclable materials collectors with bright colors and signs that read “My vehicle doesn’t pollute.”

In 2020, Mundano painted another giant mural using toxic mud from the Brumadinho dam that collapsed in 2019 leaving 270 people dead.

His current mural is a statement denouncing Brazil’s successive governments that Mundano calls “negligent” and incapable of protecting the environment.

Things only got worse under far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

Since he took office in 2019, an average of 10,000 square kilometers (3861 square miles) of Amazon forest has been destroyed per year, compared to 6,500 square kilometers over the previous decade.

The fires that follow deforestation to prepare the land for agriculture and livestock farming have also reached alarming levels.

“The current government is promoting the dismantling of the environment and trampling on the basic rights of vulnerable populations” such as indigenous people, said Mundano.

His mural is based on a famous painting by Brazilian artist Candido Portinari titled “The Coffee Farmer.”

Like the 1934 painting, Mundano’s fresco shows a Black man with his face turned to the side and vegetation in the background.

Mundano used a real person to model for his painting, a volunteer fire fighter named Vinicius Curva de Vento, whom the artist saw battle the flames.

But while Portinari’s farmer wields a spade to dig the ground, the forest firefighter uses his shovel to smother the flames.

And the luxurious vegetation in Portinari’s painting contrasts with the mural’s scorched landscape that includes trucks piled high with felled tree trunks.

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A mural by Brazilian artist and activist Mundano, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Oct. 15, 2021.

Brazilian artist and activist Mundano, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Oct. 15, 2021.

A mural by Brazilian artist and activist Mundano, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Oct. 15, 2021.

Brazil: Artist creates mural with ashes from Amazon fires

Oct 17, 2021  Ruptly

Subscribe to our channel! rupt.ly/subscribe The artist Mundano had created a mural from the ashes of burnt trees in the Amazon rainforest on a house facade in Sao Paulo, as seen on Saturday. The 1,000-square-metre (10,000 sq ft) mural showed a firefighter standing amidst deforestation, fires and dead animals, symbolising the more than 28,060 fires in the Amazon region. Mundano said he had travelled more than 10,000 kilometres through Brazil between June and July to collect ash from the Amazon rainforest, the Pantanal, the Cerrado and the Atlantic Forest. #Mundano #SaoPaulo #Brazil Video ID: 20211016-035 Video on Demand: https://ruptly.tv/videos/20211016-035 Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly

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New Year celebrations Around the World Welcome 2017

New Year celebrations Around the World Welcome 2017

 

Singapore celebrates the New Year

Large crowds gathered for the fireworks display at Auckland’s Sky Tower

 

Fireworks ring in the New Year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Buddhists light candles at Jogye Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea

North Koreans gathered at Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang

So-called “bearded men” parade through the streets of Slawatycze in Poland’s Lublin region as part of a local tradition

 

Fireworks lit up the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai

 Fireworks explode over the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia

London brings the New Year with fireworks along the Thames

Paris’s Arc de Triomphe was lit up with pictures

Fireworks explode over the Brandenburg gate in Berlin, Germany

As midnight struck in New York, Times Square was deluged with confetti

Fireworks light up the sky over Nairobi, Kenya

People watch a fireworks display from the water off Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Greece welcomes 2017 with a fireworks display over the Parthenon temple

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Trail showcases Glasgow Murals and Street Art Around the world

Trail showcases Glasgow Murals and Street Art Around the world

Life goes on no matter what happens in the world or in the political arena.  After listening to Hillary Clinton gives her acknowledgement of defeat speech, I drove into doing the things I love most, artwork.  I visited the BBC News site yesterday and found, “In pictures: Trail showcases Glasgow murals”, I enjoyed and loved their artworks which I would like to share with others.  Please enjoy the artwork in which the artists convey their feeling, philosophy and their talent to the world.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Wednesday, November 09, 2016

In pictures: Trail showcases Glasgow murals

  • A new Mural Trail has been devised aimed at showcasing artwork which has been appearing on walls around Glasgow.
  • Art Pistol, which creates public art, street art, murals and artistic window graphics, are behind many of the installations.
  • A spokesman said the group was “delighted with how the city and visitors have embraced the murals”.

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The following mural photos are from Mr. Christian Peter site.

Thanks to Mr. Christian Peter from Google+ site showing our community with fantastic murals, around the world.  Please visit his site for more street artwork at Google+. The link is: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ChristianPeters69

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