Art meets sustainability in San Cesareo (RM) with the creation of "Litahmi", an eco-murals to protect the Cedar of Lebanon, a symbol of beauty and well-being for thousands of years, now at risk of extinction. "Litahmi" - which in Arabic means "to protect" - is signed by the street artist Luogo Comune and was born on Tree Day with the aim of conveying a message of protection towards this very ancient species of Cedar, already recounted and venerated in the Gilgamesh poem and in the Bible and which today more than ever needs protection.
Litahmi is promoted by the Municipality of San Cesareo, financed by the Lazio Region as part of the tender "Program Agreement for the coordinated and joint adoption of measures to improve air quality in the Region" and organized by the non-profit Yourban2030.
A journey through signs and colors for the Cedar of Lebanon
From San Cesareo, a place chosen by the Roman emperors for their holidays and where it is said that the first specimens of the peninsula of this precious plant were planted, one travels through signs and colors, up to the places that saw the birth and which for millennia have cared for the Cedar of Lebanon.
Two eco-murals signed by the Bolognese illustrator and street artist Luogo Comune assisted by the artist Maria Bressan aka Rosmunda, which appear on the school and on the soccer field. Two public art interventions with a symbolic language that combines elements of flora and fauna to give visibility to the climate threat.
The street Artist
Luogo Comune is a street artist and illustrator from Bologna whose images have colored buildings and walls throughout the boot but also in France, Spain, England, because he is convinced that illustration serves to make places of all kinds more beautiful and inclusive. His work is based on a visual language rich in symbology that combines elements of flora, fauna, objects of local traditions or contemporary, mainly using flat color palettes and a graphic approach as a key point for discussing the human condition and reflecting on today's social context.
Maria Bressan, aka Rosmunda, was born in Pordenone in 1992 and after graduating from the Art School she left the mists of the North East to move to Carrara, where she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts. After the Academy she decides to focus her artistic production on illustration and ceramic decoration, in 2019 she approaches the world of Street art which becomes the expressive medium that she prefers. Her poetics is closely linked to the archetypes, myths and fairy tales of tribal populations and popular traditions, with frequent references to the animal world and to the connection with nature as a mirror of human interiority.
of 40 Euro6
Litahmi is made with Airlite paint, a paint that purifies the air of nox gases, monoxide and nitrogen dioxide which are among the most harmful pollutants produced by car traffic.
The application on a total area of 200 square meters will be the equivalent of having planted 8 cedar trees in San Cesareo, which will eliminate 110 kg of CO2 in the air, absorb 10 kg of CO2 during the first month of application and will lead to zero the pollution of 40 euro 6 petrol cars every day.
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