Reverse graffiti and "recycling pollution"

"Cleaning is not graffiti, is not a crime. Pollution is a crime." So says "reverse graffiti" artist Alexandre Orion. He cleans soot off roadway tunnel walls, then wrings the soot from the cloths, mixes it with acrylic base and paints -- back in the studio -- with it. In this YouTube clip, found at Wooster Collective, a Dutch TV host sums up Orion's soot-painted image of a Peterbilt semi: "The message is actually in the material."

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