Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans is new to me. I didn’t know about this program before and I’ve been to Cozumel many times. On our recent trip to Cozumel, México I noticed some fantastic murals on many of the town’s walls. They are created by artists belonging to Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans. This is a world wide program. Because all the pieces had the artist name and their logo on it otherwise I wouldn’t have known about the program.
The goal of the Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans program is to foster emotional connections to and drive positive action for our ocean by
- creating environmental, educational, public artworks placed to maximize community engagement and awareness-raising,
- providing a multidisciplinary platform engaging community members in conversations about ocean issues and stewardship and
- growing an inclusive, global community of concerned creatives inspired to utilize their talent to advocate for worldly matters.
Below are a few of my favorites that caught my eye for different reasons; color, message, and composition.
Besides being very large on the wall of a store I love the abstractness of this while still being able to understand what the shapes are:
This one is so long I took two photos from across the street:
I’m showing one photo from across the street and one close up. For perspective there is a street light and a bench which both look very small. I thought this piece was very clever: