A renowned street artist has painted a giant mural highlighting the plight of war-stricken Syria that she hopes will catch the eye of world leaders in Durban this week for the Brics summit.
“Indigo” aka Shallom Johnson spent 25 hours this weekend at the KZNSA Gallery completing the artwork.
Originally from Vancouver, Johnson, who is based in Cape Town, worked solidly from last Thursday to complete the 60m² mural.
She said it was a visual representation of an open letter from a coalition of prominent social activists, including former UN officials and thought leaders from India, Brazil, Russia and South Africa.
It called for representatives of the Brics countries to “demonstrate their solidarity” with the people of war-torn Syria, where more than 70 000 people have died in the civil war since March last year.