Syria to accomplish world's biggest mural made from wastes

09:31, March 15, 2011      

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Syrian artist Safaa wabbi works on a mural with recycled material on a wall of school in Damascus, Syria, March 14, 2011. (Xinhua Photo)

Six Syrian artists almost accomplished a 185-meter long mural made from manufactured wastes such as ceramics, empty bottles, dishes and cups, metal scrap and empty food containers.

Project supervisor Moaffak Makhoul, who came up with the idea, said that the mural consists of contemporary decorations and modern art, and that its style is derived from the waste material used to construct it.

"We have an important quantity of manufactured wastes in Damascus that can be utilized," Syrian artist Mowaffak Makhoul told Xinhua. "We are funded and supported by the Directory of Education in Damascus."

The project which is being created on the wall of Bassam Hamsho School in al-Tijara area in Damascus, aims at using manufactured waste for aesthetic purposes and raising awareness about the importance of benefiting from materials used in everyday life in a way that preserves the environment.

Artist Saffa Wibbi said that creating the mural on a school wall allows students to interact with artists which will bolster their artistic sense and develop their environmental awareness.

Source: Xinhua

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