The ‘Mural Encyclopedia’ is a project that started connecting the artistic, educational and environmental elements within the villages of Ivars d’Urgell and Vallverd. Nowadays, the project is growing around the globe, painting large murals around each landscape, explaining and connecting diverse natural environments.
In 2019 it started as a creative bond between the natural environment of the Ivars and Vila-sana lake and the municipality of Ivars, a didactic discovery within the villages that helps to discover and share the knowledge of the species found in the reservoir.
It is an initiative proposed by local artist Swen Schmitz Coll and collaboration with the municipal administration in each location. It is based on the creation of this “encyclopedia” through large -format murals representative of the fauna of the lake or the natural environment of the villages, distributed on walls of the towns: on the street, to be enjoyed and viewed by all audiences, and with the basic information scored on information panels and linked in web space.
It gives the municipality an artistic identity, bringing the scientific, informative and naturalistic fields closer to the knowledge of the nearest natural environment. It creates real and perpetual interest, that can be visited throughout the year.