London based artist Hisham Echafaki spent some time in Burgundy, France where he painted a new mural depicting a gigantic Ibera turtle.
Initially known for his intricate surrealist compositions with trompe l’oeil effects and three dimensional paintings, the contemporary artist braved the intense canicule to paint this hyper realistic turtle. Strong advocate and protector of the fauna and flora, Hisham Echafaki wanted to pay tribute to one of the endangered species as well as a nod to a Hermann turtle, member of the village since the past 45 years.
The project is curated by Butterfly Art News and can be seen in Place Aristide Briand, Saint Aubin Chateauneuf (89110) in Val d’Ocre, France.
See more pics of the work in progress.
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