Created on August 31, 2023
62 Silsbee St, Lynn, MA 01901, USA

Do You Realize?

97% of actively publishing scientists agree climate change is real and human-caused. There are fires, hurricanes, rising sea levels, poor air quality and less biodiversity, yet action has been slow and insufficient. Humans must come together to implement behaviour change collectively. Leading the movement is young people. Kevin Ledo worked with the ladies of Girls Inc. in Lynn, Massachusetts to bring awareness to this pressing problem. Below is the question: DO YOU REALIZE? Kevin painted a portrait of a young climate activist named DeeDee. Inside her shirt, all the participants painted things they feel adults and the greater public fail to understand about the future. The hope is that all who pass by will read the messages and feel empowered to vote and/or organise their communities for a healthy planet.

AptART (Awareness & Prevention Through Art) worked with Montreal-based street artist Kevin Ledo, known for his worldwide portrait murals. Inspired by the beauty and diversity of the human experience, Ledo’s art celebrates the unique spirit of each individual and the richness of cultural and ethnic identities. His portraits are bold and iconic, focusing on composition and delicate colour palettes.

For this project, Kevin Ledo painted a bold and colourful portrait of a young climate activist named DeeDee and worked with the ladies of Girls Inc. in Lynn.

Girls Inc. of Lynn is a nonprofit organisation based in Massachusetts that inspires all girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold. Since 1942, Girls Inc. of Lynn has responded to the changing needs of girls and their families by providing essential resources and challenging programs to disadvantaged, low-income girls.

Kevin Ledo—Do You Realize?
Hunted by Tim.
Pictures by courtesy of the artist.

Marker details

Camera usedCanon EOS 5D Mark IV
Date created2023-08-31T22:00:00.000Z
OrganizationBeyond Walls, AptART
Marker typeartwork
CountryUnited States