The French street artist 'mantra' is transforming the faces of buildings with art, showcasing artistically intricate and scientifically accurate murals of butterflies that are made to look like insect display cases.
The murals can be seen throughout the world, with each mural representing creatures native to that land. Typically showcased in large-scale pieces, these murals boast images of lifeless butterflies and moths with an aim to highlight the great loss of biodiversity the world is faced with, due to pollution and climate change. The creatures used are of great beauty, yet are rarely seen in the world today as their population continues to deplete. While beautiful to look at, the pieces encourage the public to contemplate and converse.
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Image Credit: Mantra