During the last weeks of July 2017 in Cancun, Mexico, the PangeaSeed Foundation, in collaboration with Proyecto Panorama, and CIMUC, Cancun’s urban image commission, presented Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans Cancun – an initiative aimed to generate awareness and explore creative solutions surrounding the region’s marine environmental issues.
Nine renowned artists from around the world, including 6 from Mexico, collaborated to create nine large-scale public murals inspired by the aquatic history of the state, in-water interactions with endangered marine life such as whale sharks and highlighting some of the issues affecting the region as well as solutions. Some of the issues addressed included whale shark conservation, ocean acidification, plastic and pollution, overfishing, coral restoration and sustainable seafood.
Continue below to see a multitude of in progress, behind the scenes photographs of the artists at work on their murals (Photographs by Tre’ Packard):
About PangeaSeed Foundation
PangeaSeed Foundation is an international non-profit organization acting at the intersection of culture and environmentalism to further the conservation of our oceans. PangeaSeed Foundation aims to empower individuals and communities to create meaningful environmental change for oceans through ARTivism, education, and science. PangeaSeed Foundation is a 501©(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. PangeaSeed.foundation
About Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans
Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans is a groundbreaking public art project created by PangeaSeed Foundation and supporting artists to help bring the beauty and the plight of the world’s oceans to streets around the world. Collaborating with internationally renowned artists, large-scale murals, and sculpture focus on pressing issues such as overfishing, plastics, pollution, global climate change and habitat loss. PangeaSeed.foundation/Sea-Walls
About Proyetco Panorama
Proyecto Panorama is a new non-profit initiative led by a group of young creatives from Cancun who felt the need to create a more culturally complete city by means of projects that integrate and strengthen the community through art. Established in 2016, Proyecto Panorama has been partnering with and beautifying low-income housing projects and public schools. https://www.facebook.com/proyectopanorama/