RECAP: PangeaSeed

By - Monday, August 18th, 2014

Back in July 1xRun went down to Mexico to team up with Residencia Gorila to create PangeaSeed Sea Walls: Murals For Oceans. The mission of Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans – Mexico Expedition is simple: our goal is to raise awareness for the conservation of the ocean and greatly needed protection for the whale sharks and manta rays off the Yucatan peninsula, by means of art and creativity.

For this pioneering project, they chose 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.

They offered these artists the opportunity to swim with and study whale sharks and oceanic manta rays and experience these majestic giants in their natural environment. In turn, inspired by their personal animal encounters, the artists will create a series of 15 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. The murals will also highlight the benefits of ecotourism and the long-term sustainability of natural resources. Furthermore, educational workshops will engage local youth to learn more about whale sharks and what they can do to help save our seas.

For more information go to PANGEASEED.ORG


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