A 286-foot-tall public art mural made by Italian artist Giuseppe Percivati called Rising Blue was formally inaugurated on Saturday evening at the Centrepoint located on Karachi’s Shaheed-e-Millat Expressway.
According to the details, The work on the wall painting is scheduled to end on Saturday, and the image is designed to “celebrate Karachi’s coastline and highlight the importance of mangroves, both of which are unfortunately endangered by environmental degradation,” Ambareen Thompson, Executive Director of “I AM KARACHI,” a non-government organization which has taken the initiative in collaboration with the International Public Art Festival.
“Karachi’s coast is rich in resources, but there is a lot of pollution with untreated water flushing into it,” she said. “We want to use this mural to remind our policymakers that this is an invaluable asset that needs to be protected.”
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According to IPAF chairman Jameel Yusuf , the mural is artistic and abstract in a way as it not only suggests the height but also the rising ocean levels referring to climate change. It depicts the rise of a nation, of a voice, of the awakening of a conscience of climate change. It is also symbolic of us as a nation: how we keep rising despite our setbacks.