Huge Greta Thunberg mural created using mainly water-based paint

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg has become well-known worldwide for inspiring young people and others to take a stand for the planet and its survival. Now the 16-year-old has been honoured by aerosol artist Jody Thomas, who has painted a giant mural of the environmentalist.

The 15m-high mural, which stretches the entire height of the Tobacco Factory in Bristol, depicts Greta Thunberg partly submerged in icy water.

The Bristol-based Jody Thomas took eight days to complete the mural, which was created as part of Summer Editions by Upfest, Europe’s largest street art festival. Around 65-70 percent of the wall was painted with water-based paint with an electric spray gun powered by the Tobacco Factories solar cells.

Jody Thomas told Huffington Post: “She’s very much in the limelight, very current, very contemporary and she’s obviously clearly leading a very, very important issue which affects all of us on the planet.”

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at

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