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“Garbage Tail” by Murmure Street in Martinique

December 23, 2020
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French duo Murmure Street is back with a new mural entitled “Garbage Tail”. This project was done in collaboration with the IPAF Festival organized by Milsmurs in the Terres Sainville district of Fort-de-France in Martinique. This monumental wall is part of their “Garb-age” series which is based on dreamlike and poetic twists of the garbage bag. This object, symbol of our era and of our consumerist civilization, that invades our daily life and the environment.
The theme of the festival this year was “Men and the Caribbean Sea”. As whale watching becomes more and more popular in the Caribbean, this work reminds us that scientific studies indicate that by 2050 the oceans will have more waste than fish if nothing is done.

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.

“Garbage Tail” is entirely made in acrylic and brush with a deliberately realistic rendering that catches the viewer’s eyes, reminding them of the urgency of the situation.

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.

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