Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans is a ground-breaking street art project created by PangeaSeed to bring the beauty and the plight of the world’s oceans into streets around the globe. By collaborating with internationally renowned artists, we create large-scale murals that focus attention on pressing environmental issues the oceans are facing.
In collaboration with our friends at 1xRUN we are embarking on our biggest Sea Walls project yet. We’ve invited some of today’s biggest names in contemporary street art to join us on our first-ever Sea Walls expedition.
The mission of the expedition is to offer these artists the opportunity to swim with and study endangered whale sharks and oceanic manta rays off the coast of the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico from July 20-28, 2014. Inspired by their interactions with these majestic giants in the wild, the artists will create a series of large-scale public murals on the island to help educate and raise greatly needed awareness within the local and tourist communities for the plight of these animals and the oceans. The murals will also highlight the benefits of ecotourism and long-term sustainability of natural resources.
Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans is a new approach to ocean conservation, marrying art and activism. The Sea Walls expedition will make a large impact and gain global media attention – with your help.
You can help us reach our project budget of $25,000 USD to cover all project expenses.In return for your support, we are offering you an awesome selection of exciting perks to fit any budget.
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Your contribution will help cover flights, accommodations, paint, equipment (ladders, scaffolding, brushes, etc.), boat charters, food, film production and permits for the participating artists and expedition team members.
If you help us exceed our funding goal, any additional funds will be used toward the post-production quality of the final documentary film and the art exhibition to highlight the project, in collaboration with FIFTY24MX Gallery in Mexico City.Your money will not be used to cover any compensation for employees of PangeaSeed, 1xRUN, or artists. Everyone involved, including the artists, are donating their time and talent because this is a project we all believe has significant merit.
Thank you for helping us make this expedition a reality! Your support is bringing us one step closer to accomplishing our goal to protect key marine animals and sustain our seas.
Both the whale sharks and the oceanic manta ray are listed as species threatened with extinction on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species due to destructive global fishing practices and the unregulated trade. Despite the protection efforts of several countries, these animals are considered highly lucrative for the Asian shark fin trade and the growing mega-aquarium trade both adding pressures on their already vulnerable populations.
Completely harmless to people, whale sharks and manta rays are some of the largest wild animals one will ever be able to experience up close.
71% of Earth is covered by oceans and are home to 2.3 million species.
70% of the oxygen we breathe comes from the ocean, making it the life-support system of the planet.
Oceans regulate weather and provide food and employment for over 2.5 billion people globally.
Less than 1%(!) of the world’s oceans are protected (compared to 15% of land).
Global fish stocks are predicted to be in full collapse by mid-century if our consumption and destructive fishing habits do not change.
Up to 100 million sharks are killed annually for the global shark fin trade.
Plastic waste kills up to 1 million sea birds, 100,000 sea mammals and countless fish each year.
70% of the world’s fisheries are overexploited or depleted.
The world’s coral reefs are predicted to be dead by mid-century.
PangeaSeed is an international non-profit 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 oceans and marine species in peril.
At PangeaSeed, a picture is worth more than just a thousand words. – We believe that art, design and new media can transcend cultural and linguistic boundaries inspiring positive global change.
PangeaSeed collaborates with today’s most influential creative minds to help give the oceans the voice they so desperately need.
1xRUN is the premier online destination for exclusive one of a kind artwork in any and all forms. Working with leading and emerging artists from around the world, 1xRUN is focused on bringing limited-edition time released artwork to collectors across the globe. Here at 1xRUN, our artists are a special breed and so are our customers. We strive to offer a one of a kind product that suits both and is unlike anything else in the marketplace.Website: 1xRUN.com