Woman paints animals on trees – level 3

Woman paints animals on trees – level 3

22-03-2013 14:00

In one of northern China’s most notoriously polluted cities a young student’s been painting on trees turning them into colorful works of art. Wang Yue says she was inspired when out on a walk with her mother and found trees with knots she considered unattractive and began to paint onto them. The 23-year-old's creations range from pandas to white cats, many of which can be seen along the 15 tree trunks lining the city's Jiuzhong Street.

On average, it takes around 4 hours for Wang to finish an entire painting. She says the main motivation for her paintings was to raise residents' environmental awareness.

"I just hope that people will protect and treasure nature after seeing my paintings which are all natural creations. In addition, I hope people will be happier, and not be depressed by the smoggy weather."

Local environmental authorities say Wang's water-colour paintings don’t harm the trees.

Interesting words: notoriously (widely known for something bad), knot (place on a tree where a branch was cut off), range (go from one place to another), raise (put up).

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