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From ashes comes art.
Brazilian artist Mundano has used ashes from burned areas of the Amazon rainforest to create a street mural in Sao Paulo. It shows a firefighter surrounded by fire, dead animals and dead trees.
“I’m using evidence of the crime,” said Mundano, calling the 1,000-square-meter artwork on the side of a building an act of “artivism.”
Mundano traveled more than 10,000 km across Brazil in June and July, collecting ashes from the Amazon rainforest, the Pantanal wetland region, the Cerrado tropical savannah and the Atlantic Forest. He also met with firefighters and volunteers to listen to their stories.
“This mural is a protest, a cry for help,” said Mundano. “I support fire brigades and also for this fire culture to stop, it’s leading us to self-destruction.”
Deforestation in Brazil is up from last September. (Reuters)
This article was provided by The Japan Times Alpha.