Street artists strive to save the sharks with public murals

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Sea Walls poster

credit: PangeaSeed.org

Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans

Last month, a group of street artists converged on Mexico’s Isla Mujeres for a festival of art and awareness. Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans is a public art project created by Pangea Seed, an organization dedicated to protecting sharks, sea life and our oceans.

One of Pangea Seed’s primary means of sending their messages is through “ARTivism”—a strategy of combining art and activism. Sea walls is a beautiful example of this, bringing together artists from all over the world to make art with a message about ocean conservation.

At Isla Mujeres, 15 artists from around the world created 14 large murals that explore the beauty of the sea, the creatures that inhabit it, and our complicated relationship with them.