Dublin – Red Squirrel on Tara Street

I didn’t realise the concept behind this mural on a wall on Tara Street when I saw it, I just thought it was a spectacular piece of artwork. The concept is that it’s primarily made of rubbish, as in literally, which has been discarded in the city.

The designer is Artur Bordalo and the reason for the image being a red squirrel is that they’re under threat because their habitation is changing and the grey squirrel is vastly outnumbering them. Bordalo is a Portuguese artist who says that “I create, recreate, assemble and develop ideas with end-of-life material and try to relate it to sustainability, ecological and social awareness.”