Zabaltuna’s creator, 26-year old Oussama Houij, is not the first to use such images, a digital mashup or collage, to contest the current ecological dilemma. The world of Zabaltuna is peopled by figures from an ancient past, dignified-looking individuals in elaborate traditional clothing—jebba, sefsari, turbans, glimmering adornments, and holding swords, walking sticks and delicate china—set against insalubrious backgrounds: piles of garbage, overflowing dumpsters, landfill.