Following on the “Garbage Whale” mural produced in Vladivostok, this work takes up the zoomorphic theme of the garbage bag whale. Like the tip of an iceberg, the tail of the whale is the only visible part of the animal, symbolizing the plastic pollution of our oceans. It thus suggests the most invisible part of the beast. Because if the presence of plastic is known to everyone, especially throughout the existence of the “seventh continent”, a large part of it remains invisible in the form of microscopic particles in the water but just as dangerous.
Murmure Street is a French street artist duo composed of Paul Ressencourt and Simon Roche. The main focus of Murmure Street is to create playful, dreamlike and poetical artworks interacting with the urban environment they are set in. Although there is always a message when created by the artists, everyone is free to interpret Murmure’s work as they wish. Combined with acrylic, spray paint and black chalk, Murmure Street aims for an hyper realistic rendering mixed with surrealism making their graphic signature unique.
Take a look below for more images of the thought-provoking mural.