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Monday, 30 April 2018

Monday Mural - The fox

Entitled "Half fox", this is another fabulous mural from the Portuguese artist Bordalo II, real name Artur Bordalo, who uses junk and recycled stuff to build his murals and call attention to the waste, pollution and the effects of non-recyclable materials on the planet.
At the same time he also calls attention to the plight of endangered and abandoned animals with some of his "Big Trash Animals" artworks.
This work can be found in an abandoned building at Avenida 24 Julho, Belem in Lisbon, not far from the Mercado da Ribeira (a food and produce market).

If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you; just follow the Linky steps below.   Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to your mural finds this week.  Thanks.



On the last post I mentioned we had driven to Lisbon, and on the way there I spotted a mural that I knew was a Bordalo II piece. As we were in a hurry and couldn't stop,  I took note of the area so that on our return we would stop there to take photos. And this is what I saw when we drove by, hardly had time to point my camera...



And check out the details of the stuff he uses.


Here's another one of his murals in Lisbon that I posted in November last year -
https://sami-colourfulworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/monday-mural-your-trash-his-art.html







50 comments:

  1. To those of you who had been here earlier looking for the Monday Mural my apologies - I had scheduled it to be published at the usual time, but later went back to the post to change something and didn't realize the time changed. But here it is now. Thanks :)

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  2. ...FABULOUS is a great description! Thanks for showing the details.

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    1. Thanks Jim, he's a very talented artist.

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  4. He is very good. I like the way he uses trash to make art and a statement about our waste problems world wide. (I have a grandson called Fox)

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    1. Yes, as soon as I spotted it I knew the artist. Thanks Debbie.

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  6. My community has only one mural and one of our local facebook group. I just post there to see if we could put in a few more mural.
    Intersting one...Coffee is on

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    1. Thanks Dora. Hopefully you'll be heard, I think murals are fun.

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  7. I like his motivation and creation, but there may be a day when it all falls off the wall and it once again rubbish.

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    1. Hopefully he's used very strong glue Andrew 😀😀.
      The building seems abandoned, so I presume the mural won't be there long either.

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  8. On the heels of Earth Day, this is a fabulous mural. The texture, the details, the recycled bits that make up this helpless looking animal all make it a really great find. Most impressive mural today.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. His murals are mostly animals from what I've seen.

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  9. Great mural to made such a beautiful fox from trash. I like it.

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  10. It is huge and very impressive made with all the different materials.

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  11. Great mural indeed! Aaah... Couldn't find the linky...

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    1. Sorry, somehow went too far down. Glad you found it Rob.

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    1. Obrigada Francisco, Boa semana.

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  14. That sure is a very good mural. There is so much waste, just saw a documentary of how all the German plastic waste goes to China, it´s a shame. Now China says it´s getting too expensive and they have to come up with a solution here.
    It would be good to have more cute reminders like this!

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    1. Plastic is a big problem all over the world, even fish have been found to be contaminated with plastic and then we eat them and we too have plastic in our system playing havoc with our bodies, no wonder cancers are on the rise. Very sad.
      Thanks Iris.

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  15. Amazing!
    Have a great week!

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  16. Probably been said, but very foxy!

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  17. Gosh it's briliant Sami, love that he uses recycled bits and pieces. Bet it was amazing to see in person!

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    1. Thanks Grace, yes it was awesome!

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  18. fine piece of art. really curious how he did it.

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    1. Thanks Klara, I have no idea either.

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  19. Wow! Interesting use of mixed media!

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  20. This might be my favorite of all the ones you've shown us recently -- love foxes anyway and the mixed media is perfect!

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    1. Thanks Jeanie, glad you enjoyed it.

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  21. This is incredible.
    Interesting to see 'the stuff' that was used too!

    All the best Jan

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    1. Yes, amazing to see all the junk used in the mural. Thanks Jan.

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