This is a great example of how art can transform cities and how waste can be reused!
Oscar Olivares is a 23-year-old Venezuelan artist who uses art as a way to recycle plastic products. “More than studying and using different techniques, I use art to be happy and express my feelings and ideas”, adds the young artist.
In association with the local environmental organization “OkoSpiri” and the Architecture for the Future movement, Oscar created a gigantic mural using plastic bottle caps and other containers. It took 3 months of work and 200,000 lids.
The result is impressive: a mural 45 meters wide and a height that varies between 3.5 and 7.25 meters at different points. The artwork is in the city of El Hatillo, Venezuela.
The process was laborious and involved the collaboration of different people and local companies who donated materials and helped with the work. “I am very happy designing and creating. What I want most is for people to feel that same happiness when they see my work ”, says Oscar.
Joy and happiness are undoubtedly printed in the composition that changed the environment in this region of the city - the mural consists of macaws in their natural habitat, with all their colors and beauty.
In addition to the macaws, the mural features flowers such as sunflowers, mountains in the El Ávila National Park, buildings in a green landscape and starry sky, in addition to other elements created by the artist.
This is a great example of how art can transform cities and how waste can be reused: instead of polluting the environment, these 200,000 caps helped make the city more beautiful for everyone.