Earth Day was first held on April 22, 1970, and now includes a wide range of events to support environmental protection. Street artists and activists alike celebrate this day, everyday by confronting issues on public walls worldwide.MoreLess
ROA is a living legend, and his monumental works usually depict animals, but they rarely depict cheerful animals. The images are often confrontational, because there is a link with death, decay or threat. His images force us to think about the place of animals in our cities, and the impact we as humans have on their natural environment.
The Audubon Mural Project is a public-art initiative of the National Audubon Society and Gitler & Gallery that draws attention to birds threatened by climate change. It started in the Harlem and Washington Heights neighborhoods, where pioneering bird artist John James Audubon once lived and is buried; in addition to Danielle Mastrion’s gate, dozens of birds now perch on doors, walls, and security gates in a several-block radius.
Ashes Moon. The first in a twelve part series. Specially timed with the April Full Moon over Chinatown in 2018. Faith 47’s work encompasses her own personal quest, which in turn brings to the forefront much larger concerns of universal social and political complexities.
Painted for Street Art Mankind, this mural, by Dutch artist JDL pays tribute to the fight against child trafficking and more specifically to homeless children who are particularly vulnerable to trafficking.
Beast – This is a wall that Sonny painted for his "To the Bone" Project, aimed at wildlife conservation. This is the first mural he painted in the US, on the rooftop of a yoga studio. Look up for this big cat!
This piece was part of a multi-artist project for Street Art Mankind focusing on social themes, and Jorge was able to create his signature large scale work. This project was based on child labor and child slavery, close to the artists heart, and the impact on humans worldwide.
The Jersey City Wave. Painted as a nod to Jersey City's location on the water as well as a symbol of it's relatively new artistic renaissance. Shepard also continues to comment on the crisis of global warming in his work. Completed in 2015.
The Amazon is burning, and it is crucial to the stability of global climate. There are over 400 different indigenous groups that call the Amazon home, and one in particular opened their arms to Tito, and he is committed to helping tell their story. This is just one of his many recent works focusing on this important issue.
Blinded Gazelle - Argentinian artist Marina Zumi came to street art from a background in fashion design, which influences her colourful, unique style. Zumi painted a gazelle whose eyes have been censored by a red line. The words "No Truth No Light" stand in striking white underneath an image of the gates of Tehran University. This work is painted in support of the freedom of education for the Baha’is in Iran, supported by Education is not a Crime, for equality education worldwide.
High Tide – this mural honors nature and its essential role as a resource in humankind’s past and present era of industrialization. As an official part of Climate Week NYC and the SDG Action Zone during the UN General Assembly, the aim of GreenPoint EARTH 2020 and this mural is to highlight the necessary role of climate solutions, as we build a better future and tackle climate change.