Friday 15 February 2019

Crop art features Ebola virus image

The ebola virus has become the subject of art carved into crops (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention/PA)
The ebola virus has become the subject of art carved into crops (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention/PA)

An Italian land artist has created a huge work of art in a farm field to raise awareness about the Ebola epidemic.

Dario Gambarin carved up 37-thousand square metres of field in Castagnaro to sketch out a 200-metre drawing of the Ebola virus.

The artist from Verona said that he wanted to draw attention to the Ebola crisis, after a Spanish nursing assistant was infected in the first case of Ebola being transmitted outside of West Africa.

It is not the first time Mr Gambarin has used a tractor to create a massive drawing - previous works of art included portraits of Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama, Pope Francis and a drawing of the World Cup trophy.

Press Association

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