USA: Youngest Climate Change Activist Greta Thunberg’s 60 ft tall wall painting unveiled at San Francisco
Greta Thunberg’s massive portrait has been looking at people from a building in downtown San Francisco since Tuesday night, when the artist formally unveiled the teenage activist’s giant mural, hoping to remind residents of the dangers posed by global warming.
The 60-foot-high, 30-foot-wide (18-by-9-metre) mural was formed by the Argentine street artist Andres Petreselli, who also painted the demolished mural of late entertainer Robin Williams in San Francisco.
Petreselli, who signs his art as Cobre, says that he usually may not address politics, religion or sports in his art.
“But this one is, uh … I feel connected to the politics behind (it) because I think it’s real, and if I have to equate it to the rest of my paintings, it’s the most political I’ve ever done,” said the 32-year-old as he sat on the roof of the wall behind him.
Paul Scott, the associate director of OneAtmosphere.org, a San Francisco non-profit organization that financed the work, said he hopes the passers-by will be “touched” by the image of Thunberg, who has mobilized a global protest movement against climatic change.
“We’re really just hoping that it will pause and make them think, that this will reinforce Greta’s message, that people will begin to consider the strong call for action that she’s going out,” Scott added.