After a long vacation, street artist Blu came back to work with a massive new piece of street art in Rome, Italy. Located at Casa Dei Pazzi, the painting depicts Earth’s history in a spiraling timeline moving upward. It starts with Earth’s simplest life-forms and moves us through every major period of evolutionary history. Man makes his debut toward the top of spiral as it transitions to a bright shade of yellow. And at the very end of the spiral, the artist makes his punchline vividly clear with the spiral crumbling to destruction at the hands of humanity.
The piece is a straightforward reminder of the global problem in front of us today and the consequence of inaction. The painting was completed without a lift. Instead, the artist used a rope and rappelling against the wall to complete his dystopic forewarning. [h/t streetartnews.net]