Syrian Moaffak Makhoul and his team of six fellow artists have set a 2014 Guinness World Record. They created the world’s largest mural made of recycled materials from the ruins of Syrian civil war. The artists used anything from aluminum cans, broken colored-glass pieces and mirrors to pipes, ceramic tiles, bricks, bicycle wheels, etc. The result was amazingly huge picturesque mural covering an area of 7,749.98 square feet.
The artists have not only showed their creative genius but they bestowed inspiration and new hope to all Syrian people who have suffered long enough in the civil war. The war has displaced 9 millions Syrians and killed more than 140,000 since 2011.
“In the difficult conditions that the country is going through, we wanted to give a smile to the people, joy to the children, and show people that the Syrian people love life, love beauty, love creativity,” Makhoul told reporters, according to Reuters.
“I’ve been sad to see a lot of my colleagues, artists, all traveling abroad and leaving,” said Makhoul. “God be with them and give them luck – but the country also needs all of us.”
The mural was completed in January 2014 in Al Mazzeh, Damascus, Syria. It is now a world record as the largest mural made of recycled materials, declared by Guinness World Records on March 26.
And of course, the work of art is certified — Officially Amazing!