Marine Reflections – The Unseen Face of Pollution
A new record has been set!
Up until September 2021, the biggest artwork realised with Airlite was Hunting Pollution, a 1.310 sqm mural made by Iena Cruz with the help of the not-for-profit association Yourban2030. This mural, still a big point of interest in the Ostiense district in Rome, has recently been surpassed by an even biggest mural, which will be difficult to surpass for a while: it’s the 2.000 sqm-big “Marine Reflections – The Unseen Face of Pollution”, painted in August on a beach of Constanta (Romania) by the street artist Alex Baciu.
The project is part of the “Act for Waters” eco-platform developed by Act for Tomorrow association and Kaufland Romania, with the support of the Municipality of Constanta and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests.
The mural, announced on September 3rd, 2021, is a manifesto against water and air pollution around the world, which affect our lives even when unseen by human eye. Therefore, its realization was accompanied by sport and educational activities for children and grown-ups, and with a concert by Smiley, one of the Romanian singers most involved in environmental causes and social responsibility actions.
For Air is Art and Airlite this is a big achievement and a great acknowledgment of their own work during the past years, aimed at providing a scientifically sound technology and to share their own vision for a greener, cleaner, and better future.
“Painting is first and foremost a reflection of a reality we don’t see, and through this method we wanted to bring it to the surface and sound an alarm about the impact our daily actions have on the environment” – Alex Baciu
This mural has ability to clean the air like a forest of 2.000 square metres, removing 112 kg of nitrogen oxides in a year, which means neutralizing the equivalent of 428 Euro6 car emissions, and absorbing 95 kg of CO2. Not bad for a thin layer of paint, right?
Act for Tomorrow, Kaufland Romania
Alex Baciu, Sabrina Kipara, Ciprian Tauciuc
Find out more about this artwork here!