Here, art, once again, serves the environmental cause with the work of 23-year-old Venezuelan artist Oscar Olivares. He has designed a mural fresco that is 45 meters long, 7.25 meters at its highest point and 3.5 meters at its shortest. The first of its kind in the country. No less than 200,000 plastic bottle caps were used. The work can be admired on the wall in the Plaza Escalona, located in the municipality of El Hatillo in Caracas. It took more than two months of work to achieve such a result. The project was carried out in collaboration with the local environmental organisation OkoSpiri, the initiator, and Movimiento en la Arquitectura para el Futuro (Movement in Architecture for the Future).
The assemblage of the caps offers a work inspired by pointillism, where the nuances of the colors and the size of the materials used perfectly underline what is represented. The aesthetic aspect of the work draws the eye to a topical issue: the recycling of plastic waste.