Spanish artist Doa Ocampo is back with this new street piece painted in Thailand, yes, Doa’s “Reforesting” project continues in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Titled “ficus religiosa leaves falling”, the new piece depicts exactly that, delicate ficus leaves falling in between small pink cherry blossoms. Doa refers to her piece as follows:

sometimes falling in love
sometimes falling into the storm
anyway, fall it is falling down

(…) although not always systematically fall / ficus religiosa is a semi evergreen species and fall depending on the variable and changing weather conditions to fall improvising
(…) original from India and Indochina,ficus religiosa or boddhi tree is the tree under which Buddha fully understood / and rumors say that the conscious presence is contagiousand vicerversa / well or why this tree causally accompanies the bidirectional exchange of understanding Buddhist scenarios (…)
naturally / fall

As mentioned in earlier occasions Doa’s Reforestation project is according to the artist “the transformation of public space through an intervention in the based reality of perspective observation, supported by the sole ambition of rebirth, and the rebirthing consciousness surrounding it.”The project has also been motivated by what the artist describes as “an urgent need to equally respect and value the natural environment, the importance of awareness of everything that is part of it, including native species and its residents.” In this way the mural interventions work as reminders of the true nature and meaning of what surrounds us.
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Author: Fran

Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.

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