After being in Sardinia a few weeks ago, we talked about it here, now Millo is back in Puglia, precisely in Monopoli, where he took part in the PhEST festival and inspired by the official slogan “See Beyond the Sea” he made the work “Beyond the sea”.
The theme of the mural is the tropicalization of the Mediterranean Sea, the process of settlement of fish and tree species from tropical or sub-tropical areas previously alien to this sea.
The tropicalisation of the Mediterranean should not be considered as something apocalyptic or irreversible: we can make a huge difference by consciously acting towards our environment.
“This wall focuse is the tropicalization of the Mediterranean sea.
It’s typical of marine environments to change in relation to climatic fluctuations, but the combination of this change with other ecological stressors such as pollution, eutrophication, anoxia, fishing pressure, the acidification of the oceans let us think that the new species arriving in the seas are not the main problem but that there won’t be any species left at all in the future if we continue to ignore how strong is our impact on the ecosystem.”
Always consistent with his style, we can admire his soft white lines surrounded only by black ones and one of his classic characters next to tropical fish soaking inside the city.