Greta Thunberg will gaze down at people from a building in downtown San Francisco from Tuesday night when an artist formally unveils a giant mural of the teenage activist, hoping it will remind residents of the dangers posed by climate change.
The 60-foot tall, 30-foot wide (18-by-9 meter) mural was created by Argentine street artist Andres Petreselli, who also painted a since demolished mural of the late actor Robin Williams in San Francisco.
Petreselli, who signs his art as Cobre, says he usually does not address politics, religion or sports in his art.
“But, this one is … I feel connected with the politics behind (it) because I think it is real and if I have to compare it with the rest of my murals, this is the most political one that I ever made,” the 32-year-old said as he sat on a roof with the mural behind him.
— Yeni Şafak English (@yenisafakEN) November 13, 2019
Paul Scott, the executive director of OneAtmosphere.org, the San Francisco nonprofit that funded the work, said he hoped passers-by would be “touched” by the image of Thunberg, who has mobilized a global youth movement against climate change.
“We are really just hoping that it stops and makes them think, that this will amplify Greta’s message, that people will start to understand the clear call for action that she is sending out,” Scott said.
— Joe Vazquez (@joenewsman) November 13, 2019
Ceremony for mural honoring environmental activist #GretaThunberg in San Francisco set for Tuesday 6pm. Non-profit One Atmosphere commissioned the artist #Cobre and says art was eco-friendly. Jonathan Ring, horn player @SFSymphony and @sfcm will premiere his fanfare for Greta. pic.twitter.com/U87NBrC3HG
— Jana Katsuyama (@JanaKTVU) November 12, 2019
GIANT Greta Thunberg mural to grace downtown San Francisco (VIDEO)
I actually feel bad for her. The Globalists are using her as a puppet & I have no doubt that there will be long term psychological ramifications, similar to those seen with child stars.pic.twitter.com/7FhC47B2hr
— Vin🗽 (@Vin_NYC) November 9, 2019
Los progres cada vez dan más risa.
Pintaron un mural de Greta Thunberg en San Francisco para mandar un duro mensaje contra el cambio climático… usando CIENTOS de galones de pintura en AEROSOL. pic.twitter.com/Eetfuf8bq6
— Christian Camacho (@ccamacho88) November 10, 2019