Steffi Lynn Tsai painted a colorful mural of the Amazon rainforest located at 573 Johnson Avenue, reported Bushwick Daily.

The Bushwick native did the mural for Earth Day this year, since she got a commission from National Geographic. The mural was part of the magazine’s Earth Day campaign.

“I just want people to see my work, whether it’s like a [natural] environment, or… to just see something and take a pause in their day. Just like a nice break the day-to-day. It’s like a fresh breath of air,” said Tsai in a Zoom interview with BD.

The mural is in a part of the city that lacks accessibility to greenspace. It has hints of hidden Amazonian creatures peaking from behind huge leaves. There is also the beak of a toucan, the yellow and black spotted tail of a leopard and, elsewhere, the wing of a parrot, according to BD.

Tsai, as an artist and graphic designer, makes sure her work includes positive messages and affirmations. She’s well known for other big murals like this one, penned in her signature cursive script.

“I really appreciate this planet and what it has given to us and I do think that we need to give back as much as possible,” she added in her BD interview. 

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