Artist recycles over 200K plastic bottle caps to create epic eco mural

Eco 10/03/2020

Artists around the world are known for making art that draws people attention to big issues or iconic pop culture moments.

One young artist, based in Venezuela, has made headlines around the globe thanks to his latest piece that highlights our current climate change crisis.

The impressive mural saw the young artist plaster over 200,000 plastic bottle caps over two and a half months. The mural extends a total of 45 meters in length, measuring 3.5 meters at its shortest point and 7.25 meters at its highest point.

"Besides the techniques, I have always used my art to be happy and to express what I feel and think,” explained the inspiration behind his art. “I am deeply happy when I am drawing or painting and I want the people that look at my work to feel the same happiness that I feel during the creative process. To be honest, at the end, I didn’t make the decision to become a visual artist—it is just what I am and if I wouldn’t have become an artist, I would have been a totally different person." he said, reports Bored Panda.

"The initiative came from ONG OkoSpiri—they invited me to participate as the artist of the project of creating the first eco-mural of Venezuela using just bottle cap,” elaborated the young artist. “At first, it sounds impossible, but I did some research and dove deep into pointillism and color. It helped me understand that it was not only possible to make a good mural using caps, but also something hard yet impressive and thus worth it."