Renowned mural artist Francesco Camillo Giogino (a.k.a Millo) has just unveiled an 11-story mural in Santiago, Chile celebrating the dedication of tree huggers around the world to their cause. Made for the urban art festival, Hecho En Casa Festival, Never Give Up stays true to the artist’s signature cartoon style and features a female figure clutching a heart-shaped tree trunk.
The earth-loving mural is set on a narrow black and white city landscape, making the single green vine stemming out of the brown trunk even more prominent. According to the work’s description, the poignant, earth-friendly piece is meant to “express the hope that Millo believes all hold in their hearts.”
In addition to Millo’s contribution, the art festival is also featuring more works from well-known international street artists. Visitors to the event will be able to enjoy an amazing 3-D waterfall mural painted on the street by German artist Edgar Müller. Dutchman Henk Hofstra’s Eggs from the Sky are giant fried eggs “baked” on the streets lining the popular Plaza Italia. American artist Janet Echelman’s ethereal 1,26, inspired by fisherman’s nets, pays homage to the damage caused by the earthquake that hit Chile in 2010.