BARBADOS’ LONGEST ENVIRONMENTAL MURAL UNVEILED
An amazing artistic work and powerful poster for environmental preservation has been unveiled at Warrens, St. Michael.
The eye-catching environmental wall mosaic, the brainchild and labour of love of mother-son team of Goldie and David Spieler, has fast become a drawing card for locals and a must-stop for taxis and tour bus operators traversing the area which is also home to the majestic African Baobab, the largest and one of the oldest trees on the island.
The transformation of the 4,500 square feet of front wall outside the bank’s corporate headquarters at Warrens, St. Michael into an educational and eye-catching mosaic aimed at calling attention to the need to preserve the natural environment, commenced in July 2014.
The mural depicts the local ecosystem and the importance of preserving it. It starts with the marine environment with vibrant images of colourful fish, the beach and sea turtles and then moves inland to show the beautiful and delicate flora and fauna of the island. It highlights a typical village (complete with rum shop) and culminates in a return to the sea side with fishing boats bobbing serenely in aquamarine waters.
He said he hoped that the project would remind Barbadians of the importance of taking care of the space we all share as our home and see the need to leave it in a better shape for those who come after us.