The anonymous street artist Banksy revealed new artwork that was put up on a wall in France to bring awareness to the Syrian refugee crisis.
The artwork that is posted on a wall in the Calais refugee camp, known as "the Jungle," depicts Steve Jobs as a Syrian refugee to remind the people living there that they too can have a hopeful future as immigrants.
Banksy revealed the artwork on his website, which features the late founder of Apple carrying a sac over his shoulder with the original Mac in hand. It also includes a caption that reads, "The son of a migrant from Syria."
Jobs' father, Abdulfattah Jandali, a Syrian Muslim migrant, came to America in the 1950s. He was raised in Homs and later studied at the University of Beirut in Lebanon. Once in the U.S., he met Jobs' mother, Joanne Schieble, who then became pregnant in 1954. The unmarried couple decided to give Jobs up for adoption.
Even though Banksy's latest work is supposed to applaud Jobs' background, it's important to note that he rejected having a relationship with his biological parents.
However, this is not the first time Jobs became one of the famous faces of the crisis. More than 15,000 people retweeted a photo tech entrepreneur David Galbraith posted on Twitter in September that featured a photo of Jobs with the caption "a Syrian migrant's child."
A Syrian migrants' child. pic.twitter.com/sjBxuInpEp
— David Galbraith (@daveg) September 2, 2015
Apple previously invited customers to donate to the Red Cross through the iTunes Store to provide aid to the Syrian refugee cause, along with making its own "substantial donation."
This is not Banksy's only artwork that comments on the crisis. He covered multiple walls with graffiti at the French port, which included Theodore Gericault's "Raft of the Medusa" that featured a luxury yacht. He has also been shipping leftover parts from his Dismaland theme park that closed in September to help build housing for the 7,000 migrants that are living in Calais.