This year, PangeaSeed in collaboration with 1xRUN, Residencia Gorila, World Art Destinations and Juxtapoz Latin America organized “Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans” – Mexico Expedition. The week-long mural festival took place in July 20-28 on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
With a goal to creatively raise awareness for the conservation of the ocean and the need to protect whale sharks and manta rays off the Yucatan peninsula, internationally acclaimed contemporary artists were invited from every where. Curiot, Saner, Nosego, Shark Toof, Tristan Eaton, Celeste Byers, Meggs, Cinzah Merkens, Tatiana Suárez, Hannah Stouffer, Smithe, Aaron Glasson, Yoh Nagao, Vexta and Pelucas attended the festival.
Each artist was given the opportunity to swim with and study whale sharks and oceanic manta rays and experience these endangered animals in their natural environment.
And in turn, inspired by their personal animal encounters, the artists created a series of 14 large-scale ocean-themed murals on Isla Mujeres to help educate and raise greatly needed awareness within the local and tourist communities for the plight of these animals and oceans.
PangeaSeed (pangeaseed.org) is an international organization who collaborates with
members of the art, science, and environmental activist communities. PangeaSeed is dedicated
to raising public awareness and education surrounding the conservation and preservation of
sharks and other marine species in peril.
Through volunteer activism, research and the various mediums of art, music, film and
photography, PangeaSeed aims to create a sea change within the global community and
develop an understanding of the need to preserve and protect the world’s oceans.