Considering their importance, there is very little public discussion about climate change or the extinction crisis – perhaps because environmental problems are seen as remote, irrelevant, or unsolvable. They are anything but.
By painting murals in public places, Louis manages to interrupt peoples’ routine journeys as they stop to take in the unexpected sight of something novel or different about their everyday surroundings. He gives them pause for thought about their relationship with nature – about the fate of their planet.And because everything is linked to social media, he provides access points for people to find out more about the extinction crisis, and to spread the word.Synchronicity Earth has been delighted with its partnership with Louis, and with the artists involved in our exhibitions to deepen peoples’ sense of connection with nature. (see Clare Shenstone – Artist & Studio and Disappearing Nature: Artists supporting life on Earth)