If you head to 16th and Main and look North down the alley, you’ll see Gado, another lively mural from artist Ilya Viryachev.
Viryachev was inspired to create Gado after watching a documentary on the cutting of Brazilian rain forests in order to enable cattle farming. Ilya wondered: “Can we find a way to keep the food industry going without destroying the Earth?”
Viryachev’s’s goal with the mural was to convey the optimism of an adventurous child whose camera ties him to the past, but whose binoculars point to a more sustainable future.
Written by Elizabeth Newton
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