Banksy has officially confirmed that he is behind a striking new mural on a garage in the south Wales steel town, Port Talbot.
Painted on the corner of a building, from one angle the piece appears to show a child in a beanie holding a sled as they try to catch snow flakes on their tongue, but as you approach the other side it’s clear that it’s actually small bits of ash falling on the child.
Banksy confirmed the work by uploading an image of it to his website and a video of it on his Instagram account, which showed the mural accompanied by the children’s holiday track “Little Snowflake.” In the video, the camera rises above the garage and shows Port Talbot’s industrial smoke. Watch the video in full below.
Earlier this year, the World Health Organization announced that Port Talbot was the most polluted location in the UK, but in May, Neath Port Talbot council announced that they got the figures wrong and had apologized.
Lead photo courtesy of Banksy.