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A Carbon-Absorbing Mural Will Appear In Bristol To Highlight Climate Change

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer

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It has been created by the artist behind the Greta Thunberg mural.

A new mural by a Bristol-based artist, which has been specifically designed using carbon-absorbing paint, is set to pop up in the city this week. Commissioned by Lindeman’s Wine, the stunning artwork was produced to celebrate the brand’s certified carbon neutral status and was produced by aerosol artist Jody Thomas.

The Bristol artist, best known for his 15-metre-high mural of activist Greta Thunberg in 2019, which Thunberg subsequently set as her Instagram profile image, specialises in photorealism. Jody Thomas also attended the infamous Barton Hill Aerosol Art Project at the same time as Banksy.

Credit: @jodyartist

Not just a beautiful piece of art to admire, the mural uses carbon-absorbing paint by Graphenstone and it will absorb an incredible 2.6kg of CO2. The unique paint is a lime-based product with graphene technology and due to a natural process, when the lime is carbonating, it absorbs CO2 from the ambient air and cleans the air that we breathe.

The creation of the mural comes as part of Lindeman’s ongoing commitment to address environmental issues. The Australian wine brand has also launched its Buy One, Plant One Tree initiative which will enable customers to virtually plant a tree with every bottle of Lindeman’s purchased. The initiative aims to plant 317,000 extra trees over a period of three months.

Credit: Stride Treglown

Jody Thomas said: “With my work I like to raise awareness around important issues wherever possible, particularly when it comes to climate change. Working with Lindeman’s on this mural was the perfect opportunity to support a brand that aims to do the same. The mural addresses environmental issues in a fun, artistic way, while actively absorbing CO2.”

Visitors can watch the carbon-absorbing mural be painted live from 12pm at Centre Promenade (Promo Point 2) in Bristol on July 8. Following installation, the Bristol mural will be housed at the BARBI – British Association of Restaurants, Bars & Independents – supporting Bristol hospitality venues consisting of over 400 venues and 10,000 employees.

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