A "tiger" graffiti will decorate a 12-storey building at 14 Chapaeva Street in Vladivostok. The artists from the "33 + 1" creative team are working on the application of the image based on a sketch by the Moscow artist Viktor Gaus, commissioned by the "Amur Tiger" Center.
As a "canvas" for the most ambitious - almost 700 sq. meters - "tiger" graffiti in the Far East, the end wall of an apartment building was chosen, popularly known as a "plane house" due to its similarity in shape with a winged machine. Facing the main entrance to the city, this wall is clearly visible to the drivers going from Akademgorodok in the direction of the "Zarya" Factory stop.
"The creation of such a large-scale image of the Amur tiger is a gift from our organization to Vladivostok and its residents in honor of the upcomingTiger Day. The wall chosen for the placement of the "tiger" graffiti is ideal for such a drawing: in any weather, it is clearly visible to everyone who moves towards the city along the federal highway, both residents and guests of the city. It seems to us very symbolic and appropriate that now everyone who travels to Vladivostok, instead of a monochromatic wall, will see a colorful image of the main symbol of Primorsky Krai and its capital. The guests of our region will be able to see what a beautiful and noble animal lives in the south of the Far East, and our fellow countrymen, for whom the tiger is an object of pride and an integral part of our wonderful nature, may once again think about the difficult fate of the predator and the importance of its preservation," comments Sergey Aramilev, General Director of the Center "Amur tiger".
We would like to note that this is not the first graffiti that was created in Vladivostok with the support of the "Amur Tiger" Center. In the summer of 2019, members of the "Project 72 Hours" association, artists from India Vineizotuo Tase and Khrisaviku Chris Sachu painted an Amur tiger on the wall of a building in the park of the Sister Cities in Vladivostok as a part of the V-ROX EXPO festival.
The Amur tiger is one of the largest land predators on our planet, the largest subspecies of the tiger in the world. The weight of an adult male is about 185 kg, the body length is 220 cm. About 520 Amur tigers have been recorded in the world. 95% of the entire population lives in the Russian Far East and 5% in China and North Korea. In 1947, the Amur tiger was taken under protection - hunting for it was completely prohibited in the USSR. Since 2010, the Russian Geographical Society has supported the Amur Tiger project.
The Amur Tiger Center is an autonomous non-profit organization created by the Russian Geographical Society in 2013 at the initiative of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. The objectives of the center are to study, preserve and increase the population of the Amur tiger in Russia through the implementation of nature conservation, scientific, educational and cultural and educational projects.