New BLU mural in Santiago, ChileStreet Art // Friday, 13 Dec 2013
Participating in the Hecho En Casa Street Art Festival in Santiago, Chile, Blu painted the following piece in a large man-made drain. Charged by opposition to man’s persistence to destroy nature, Blu painted this piece to raise awareness and to protest the HidroAysén megaproject. If carried out, the project will consist of five hydroelectric plants in Chile’s Aysen Region, two on the Baker River and three on the Pascua River. 14,570 acres of natural reserves are estimate to be flooded if this project happens, with the projects construction and access roads impacting six national parks, eleven national reserves, twenty-six conservation priority sites, sixteen wetland areas and thirty-two privately owned protected conservation areas. The project has been internationally criticized and protested with legal efforts by a number of groups to stop it from beginning.
photos via Street Art News
Read more about HidroAysén megaproject here