A new mural featuring young Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is about to be completed by Argentine artist Andreas Iglesias in San Francisco, USA.
The internationally renowned muralist who signs his works under the pseudonym Cobre, intends to finish next week his fresco of several meters, which extends on the wall of a building located in the central district of Union Square , reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
"It will be the beginning of our extinction"
About the message he wants to convey through this work, Cobre said daily:
"What I want is for people to realize that they have to do something for the world. Otherwise, it will be the beginning of our extinction.
According to him, "Greta is amazing and she knows what she's doing". The muralist also expressed the hope that, thanks to this graffiti, "people will understand that we must take care of our planet".
This mural in preparation has sparked a wave of reactions on social networks. Some described the image as "scary", "disturbing", or even "frightening", while others saw it as "inspiring" and welcomed the fact that the image of teenager would be immortalized in the city, claiming that she deserved it.
Love that girl. Very inspirational
– Von Yugen (@VonYugen) November 9, 2019
Finally, some have suggested that the paints used were made from "petroleum".
They are using petroleum based paint
– Brian Burke (@ burke4hair) November 9, 2019
Previously, another 15-meter-tall portrait of Greta Thunberg was made by British artist Jody Thomas, opposite the historic tobacco factory in Bristol, UK.
In late October, two days after the appearance of a Greta Thunberg mural in the Canadian province of Alberta, her portrait was tagged with insults. The day before, the young environmental activist took part in a climate demonstration in Edmonton, the provincial capital.