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Ernest Zacharevic working on his mural in Kuching. - Bernama
KUCHING: Artist Ernest Zacharevic has completed his latest mural at India Street here this Sunday and is considering doing two more murals in Sarawak's capital city.
In his latest mural, Zacharevic introduced nine orang-utans to Kuching's historic quarter.
Eight are painted to look as if they are being wheeled about in a wheelbarrow, while the ninth is a baby orang-utan swinging from a pipe.
Both were done in his usual interactive style, the first an actual wheel barrow sliced in half and secured to the wall, where the public can take selfies holding onto the handle.
For the baby orang-utan, Zacharevic painted over a nail on the wall, enabling people to 'place' items in its hand.
Within hours, hundreds of selfies with Zacharevic's art were uploaded, with most calling the work cute and playful.
"Thanks Ernest Zacharevic! Love it, love it!!!" said Rozi Shahmat on Facebook.
Others, like Angeline LY Lim, saw a deeper meaning, saying "Painting the orang-utans is good but saving the orang-utans from their homes being demolished by deforestation is even better and is vital!"
Zacharevic arrived in Kuching last Friday and will depart this Thursday.
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