Art to Raise Awareness
Artists Create Amazing Street Art to Raise Awareness for Millions of Dying Bees
Bees are becoming closer to extinction and we need to do everything we can to spread the word to help this little guys. Bees are the whole reason as to why we have vegetables, fruits, trees, flowers and pretty much a lot of things concerning nature. We need bees to pollinate plants, make honey, and continue the natural balance of earth. Without bees, humanity will have a lot of issues to deal with.
“The ‘Save the Bees’ family day came about in some ways just to have some sort of deadline, I think. So Jim Vision and I decided we would have murals done and spread the message in this way to help attract people.” Louis Masai said.”On that day we were going to celebrate the fact that we had painted all those pieces and we were going to collect together a bunch of people whose livelihoods depend on bees.” He continues. “There are so many products out there for which bees are essential and it was great to have people like Hiver beer, Dead Gents clothing and Inkkas to broaden peoples’ horizons.” Louis and Jim have inspired many to spread the word about the importance of local bees.
“We also provided a platform where we could hand out all of the wildflower seeds we got from Thompson and Morgans, which meant that a large number of people were walking away with bags of seeds in their hands to plant and make a real difference, no matter how small, to providing a better environment for bees to flourish.” These professionals have made a great impact on the bee community as well as the people community.
“I recently asked myself, why would busy people care about something that doesn’t affect them on a day-to-day basis? In Britain there is a tendency to associate conservation with Zoology. The language used can turn people off. I wanted to go and do a bunch of pieces in one day on Brick Lane, illegal pieces, so they need to be completed quite fast.” Even with all the dexterity one has, it would be nice to have help in this beautiful process.