PangeaSeed in collaboration with 1xRUN, Residencia Gorila, World Art Destinations and Juxtapoz Latin America present the results of Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans – Mexico Expedition. The week-long event took place July 20-28 on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico. The mission of Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans – Mexico Expedition was to raise awareness for the conservation of the ocean and needed protection for the whale sharks and manta rays off the Yucatan Peninsula, by means of art and creativity. For this pioneering project, PangeaSeed collaborated with a select group of internationally acclaimed contemporary artists: Curiot, Saner, Nosego, Shark Toof, Tristan Eaton, Celeste Byers, Meggs, Cinzah Merkens, Tatiana Suárez, Hannah Stouffer, Smithe, Aaron Glasson, Yoh Nagao, Vexta and Pelucas.
The artists were given the opportunity to swim with and experience majestic whale sharks and manta rays in their natural environment. In turn, inspired by their personal animal encounters, the artists created a series of 15 large-scale, ocean-themed murals on Isla Mujeres to help educate and raise awareness within the local and tourist communities. For more information regarding the project be sure to visit PangeaSeed.
- Photography: Tre' Packard