As part of our Common Compassion initiative, each month we donate the money collected from our drinking water stations at theCOMMONS Thonglor (Village, Fl. 1 & Play Yard Fl. 3) and theCOMMONS Saladaneg (Common Ground) to help people in need. This month, we used the funds to contribute to Bangkok’s street art scene by creating a large-scale mural in the Wattana District’s riverside neighborhood. Not only did it transform an empty wall into a vibrant work of art, but it helped express the neighborhood’s identity while uniting people.
Read on to meet the artist, JAYOTO, whom we commissioned to create this mural. You’ll also hear his thoughts on how street art plays an important part in urban life by giving people hope and connection.