A small reminder and dedication to keep dancing in bureaucracy
Dedicated to the development of equal opportunities, this mural depicts a Surinamese ballerina dancing in a whirlwind of official documents, and aims to raise awareness on the lack of opportunities and understanding between the center and the Amsterdam-Bijlmer suburb where there is a wide range of habitants of colour.
The Netherlands has come a long way, but there is still a lot of work to do. This piece is a small reminder and dedication to keep dancing in bureaucracy. With awareness comes change, and by constantly addressing the issue we will collectively walk towards a brighter, more equal future.
ART WHICH CLEANS OUR AIR
The mural was painted with a specialized eco-paint able to lower the pollutants in the surrounding air, thanks to a process, similar to plants' chlorophyll photosynthesis, which generates an oxidizing reaction by which air impurities are captured and then destroyed.
Airlite, a revolutionary technology present in simple surface paint, offers an innovative and accessible solution to the problem of air quality. It is activated by the simple energy of light, which then interacts with the pollutant molecules, purifying the air in a completely natural manner.
Tests reveal that Airlite is able to reduce atmospheric pollution up to 88.8%, eliminate 99.9% of bacteria, keep dirt particles at bay, and neutralize odors. For example: 100 sq mt of surface area painted with Airlite are able to purify the surrounding air to the same degree as 100 sq mt of forest.
Sustainability is not only a message, but seen in concrete application--such as materials one chooses.
Judith De Leeuw
Judith De Leeuw, aka JDL, is an award-winning street artist who started at the age of 15 as a street rebel. She was born and raised in Amsterdam and graduated in Art and Design in 2015, followed by a year's program at the Willem de Kooning Academy in 2016. Her style evolved exponentially from that moment and before long she had already made quite a name for herself in the art world. JDL currently travels around the world as a renowned international artist, making murals on a large scale.