Urban Art Porto in Rome - - - - - - "Hunting Pollution" artwork was done by Federico Massa, a Milanese street-artist better known as Iena Cruz. This is the largest ecological mural in Europe, 1000sq, made with 100% eco-sustainable paintings
This artwork is on a building at the intersection of Via del Porto Fluviale and Via delle Conce at Ostiense District. "Hunting Pollution" deals with the theme of maritime pollution: an enormous pelican, a barrel of oil and tentacles that recall who knows what strange creature of the abyss stand out. The work of Iena Cruz @ienacruz
is only the basis of a much wider project, Yourban2030 @yourban2030
, a non-profit organization that is committed to raising awareness of the issues of the "green" economy using contemporary artistic sensibility, such as street art
This artwork was powered by @airlite & @airisartaia
But how can a mural become an element of green economy and the symbol of the battle against pollution? Simple: "Hunting Pollution" was made with special paints called Airlite , 100% eco-sustainable and able to "eat" the polluting dust of the atmosphere and turn it into neutral agents. The work is able to clean the air like a small grove of 20 trees would do, an unusual novelty for a neighborhood like Ostiense, which almost completely lacks green areas.
Iena Cruz is known for his works in various parts of the world, such as New York, Mexico City, Miami and Barcelona. The oil barrel represents the consumer society, an integral part of the surrounding habitat of nature now destroyed and polluted by man. The heron, by catching the contaminated fish, ends up contaminating itself and its peers. Hence the title of the mural, Hunting Pollution, literally "Hunting for pollution": how the heron hunts for food and catches prey / fish, so mural painting hunts for pollution and literally destroys it .