Canadian/Brooklynian street artist Li-Hill revisits the mural format periodically in between making sculptural installations on the street and in gallery settings, tackling the occasional residency, formal painting exhibition, perhaps the odd commercial job. This year, for World Environment Day, he lent his talent to GreenPoint Innovations to create a work focusing on climate change and food systems instability.
Using his language of transmuting forms progressing along a visual timeline, here Li-Hill slightly alters the faces of local kids to preserve their anonymity and captures the forms in kinetic movement from left to right.
“Featuring Brooklyn’s youth, this mural champions the leading role that young people play ensuring a more sustainable future, ” say @GreenPoint.EARTH organizers.
Land artist, street artist, and scientist Andreco has given the Earth a gift of trees to celebrate Earth Day.
Together with citizens, environmentalists and researchers, he’s created a work of Land Art here in Rome, and he calls the project Aula Verde.
“The work is alive, and over the years it will take shape and as it grows it will return innumerable benefits to the territory,” Andreco says, “currently it is studied by the researchers who are involved in the project, both for the purification of the water and the redevelopment of the surrounding greenery.”
A more positive approach to community involvement in actively helping the air, soil, and water is hard to imagine, but Andreco never ceases to amaze with demonstrations like these; a parade of people of all ages marching to a field to plant trees together.
The name Aula Verde comes from the shape of the work, he says, “made up of poplar and willow trees, Polulus Alba and Salix Alba, arranged on two large concentric centres with a diameter of forty metres that forms a sort of Green Pantheon which can be accessed freely.”
Aula Verde is part of FLUMEN, a movement of climate actions for rivers and parks in Rome, and a project intersecting art and science conceived by the artist Andreco and organised by the cultural association Climate Art Project. A multifaceted initiative, FLUMEN includes the environmental monitoring of the waters and the ecosystems of the two rivers of Rome, the Tiber and the Aniene, as well as workshops, performances, exhibitions and tree plantings.