These murals, painted using KNOxOUT paint, uses sunlight to reduce noxious air pollutants, purifying the surrounding air. The street art campaign, which first launched globally in August 2019, has been dubbed “Converse City Forests” and is a celebration of creating together for social progress.
Here in South Africa the mural is located on Commissioner Street, Maboneng. Seth Pimentel, also known as African Ginger, the artist responsible for producing the mural, further reflects on what inspired his design:
“I wanted to comment on our collective beauty and energy through our heritage highlight our distinct nature of community, Love, Strength, Connection. Celebrating our individual cultures, languages, ethnicities, but our collective love for ourselves and our land. Tangibility. Touch. Connection. The mental, physical and spiritual connection.”