A new mural in the heart of Auckland isn't just easy on the eyes - it's making an environmental difference too.
The three-storey art display uses a special paint that cleans the air, doing the work equivalent to planting almost 200 trees.
The magnificent display is more than just a pretty sight - it's sustainability in the art space.
Using Graphenstone's photocatalytic paint, the piece reduces noxious air pollutants by harnessing sunlight to purify the surrounding air, making the same impact as planting 182 trees.
Dubbed Te Karanga or The Call, the mural spans over 195 square metres in Auckland's Eden Terrace.
Janine and Charles Williams from art collective The Most Dedicated (TMD) spent nine days bringing this piece to life.
"To think that art could not only say something visual and be beautiful but to actually benefit the surrounding space, soaking up all the negative things in the atmosphere, it's quite crazy," Janine told Newshub.
"It's really interesting combining passion with purpose and I think that's something we've really focused on over the last eight years as full-time artists. It's a proud moment, I think as a Māori artist to have a Māori narrative included in a global brand and have it in your town and in a location that a lot of people will see."
The husband and wife team have been married almost 20 years after meeting on the local street art scene
"It's a daily joy to be able to do what you love with the person you love "
The pair combined their speciality in contemporary Māori design and native birdlife, using a Tui to portray the legend of Hape.
"The message I guess is one of having a voice, and saying something and being proud of that."
The art campaign led by sneaker brand Converse has so far planted the equivalent of 9036 trees with sustainable murals around the world.
"We spend a lot of time creating artwork that tells stories or sends a message so this project has been amazing."
Making a difference with the air-cleaning power, bringing a new edge to urban art.