A new mural in Poland is helping people breathe a little easier thanks to special paint. As part of the Converse City Forests project, Polish artists Dawid Ryski and Maciek Polak came together to design a piece of public art in Warsaw.
The artists’ vision came to life using paint that actually cuts down on pollution. So, how does the unique pigment work? This photocatalytic paint is activated by light to break down pollutants and turn the substance into harmless nitrates, thus improving air quality. In fact, the City Forests project aims to “plant” trees in areas where they don’t grow.
Converse estimates that the enormous piece of public art has the cleaning power of 780 trees. The goal for the entire project is to produce art that equals 3,000 trees. With work planned in Sydney, Sao Paolo, Lima, and Bogota, as well as many other cities, there seems to be nothing holding them back from reaching their goal.
Source: My Modern Met