This mural is located on the side of Vegunz, a vegan, family owned business in Ennis that promotes sustainability and animal welfare. They were a perfect fit for this mural by Negative Space Art Collective which is a reference to the Celtic tree of life, a symbolic tree with equal branches to root, indicating the equal importance of both. In the branches are various species of animals and insects in Ireland classed as being under threat of extinction. These include the curlew, the puffin, the native Irish honeybee, the red squirrel, the monarch butterfly and the basking shark. Negative Space painted this with care to make it aesthetically pleasing but its message is serious – if we don’t take care of our environment we won’t see these species around in the long term future.

Commissioned by Clare Arts Office through the PRISM Scheme


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