Art 9 months ago Share Tweet Pin Share Alexandre Farto, famously known as VHILS, is the next international artist to team up with Splash and Burn — an organization that engages in creative methods to raise awareness for ecological issues across the globe. VHILS recently created a massive relief portrait of the endangered Tapanuli Orangutan in Sumatra. Only 800 of this Great Ape species are left in the wild. “Vhils’ contribution focuses on the discovery of a new species of great ape in Indonesia and a recently approved hydropower dam set to decimate their habitat,” said the organization in a statement. VHILS added: “For this project what I really wanted to do, was to give my work in order to bring attention to a situation- to create discussion on an issue. It is the artists who power the cities we live in.” Bonus: Want to stay up to date on our latest Rare Norm news ? View the relief portrait above and head over to Splash and Burn’s official website to learn more about the project. Last month, VHILS teamed up with RETNA on a collaborative mural in Los Angeles, California.