Sea Walls Expeditions: Murals For Oceans

A pioneering effort to help save our seas through public art and activism.
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Honolulu, Hawaii
United States
7 Team Members

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.

  • Buy Art, Save Sharks! - purchase artwork from the PangeaSeed archive sale on 1xRUN.com

  • Spread the word! - Use social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) to amplify this project and issues affecting our oceans.

  • Visit PangeaSeed.org, become a monthly donor, buy art and follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)


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.

Website: PangeaSeed.org




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

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  • $5USD
    Starfish

    You will have our sincere thanks and gratitude for your support. Receive exclusive updates from the team while in the field featuring videos and photographs of the murals in progress.

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $10USD
    Seahorse

    A limited edition 1xRUN x PangeaSeed sticker pack. A rad selection of full color stickers to slap on your laptop, skate deck, car… Stick it where you wanna and help us save our seas! Receive exclusive updates from the team while in the field featuring videos and photographs of the murals in progress.

    8 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $25USD
    Octopus

    A limited edition PangeaSeed artist postcard pack. A lovely selection of full color postcards on recycled paper with water-based inks featuring the works of some of today’s most sought-after contemporary artists. "Special Thanks" in the Sea Walls Expeditions documentary credits. Digital video download of Sea Walls Expeditions documentary short film prior to official release. Exclusive updates while in the field featuring videos and photographs of the murals in progress.

    14 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $50USD
    Sea Turtle

    “We The Sea” limited edition zine by participating artist Celeste Byers – signed & numbered and printed on recycled paper with water-based inks. Meaning, its better for the earth! A mini print by a participating artist. “Special Thanks” in the Sea Walls Expeditions documentary credits. Digital video download of Sea Walls Expeditions documentary short film prior to official release. Exclusive updates while in the field featuring videos and photographs of the murals in progress

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  • $100USD
    Tuna

    Official limited edition Sea Walls Expeditions T-shirt – organic cotton with water-based inks – better for your body and the earth! One exclusive limited edition signed & numbered fine art print from selected Sea Walls Expeditions artists. "Special Thanks" in the Sea Walls Expeditions documentary credits. Digital video download of Sea Walls Expeditions documentary short film prior to official release.

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    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $250USD
    Manatee

    Three exclusive limited edition signed & numbered fine art prints from selected Sea Walls Expeditions artists. Official limited edition Sea Walls Expeditions T-shirt – organic cotton with water-based inks – better for your body and the earth! "Special Thanks" in the Sea Walls Expeditions documentary credits. Digital video download of Sea Walls Expeditions documentary short film prior to official release.

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  • $500USD
    Dolphin

    5 limited edition signed & numbered fine art prints by Sea Walls Expeditions artists. Artist Celeste Byers will write and produce you a song about your favorite sea animal! - CD accompanied by an original art piece. Official limited edition Sea Walls Expeditions T-shirt – organic cotton with water-based inks. "Special Thanks" in the Sea Walls Expeditions documentary credits. Digital video download of Sea Walls Expeditions documentary short film prior to official release.

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  • $1,000USD
    Orca

    Associate producer credit with the Sea Walls Expeditions documentary. The complete limited edition Sea Walls Expeditions print suite featuring the works of Tatiana Suarez, Meggs, Tristan Eaton, Hannah Stouffer, Shark Toof, Curiot, Nosego, Vexta, Aaron Glasson, Celeste Byers and Cinzah Merkens. All prints are signed & numbered by the artists and come with certificates of authenticity.

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  • $2,500USD
    Great White Shark

    Original mural sketch created for the Sea Walls expedition. Associate producer credit with the Sea Walls Expeditions documentary. Hand embellished, complete limited edition Sea Walls Expeditions print suite featuring the works of Tatiana Suarez, Meggs, Tristan Eaton, Hannah Stouffer, Shark Toof, Curiot, Nosego, Vexta, Aaron Glasson, Celeste Byers and Cinzah Merkens. All prints are hand embellished and signed & numbered and come with certificates of authenticity.

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  • $5,000USD
    Blue Whale

    Original piece of artwork created by one of the 2014 Sea Walls Expeditions participating artists. The complete limited edition Sea Walls Expeditions print suite featuring the works of Tatiana Suarez, Meggs, Tristan Eaton, Hannah Stouffer, Shark Toof, Curiot, Nosego, Vexta, Aaron Glasson, Celeste Byers and Cinzah Merkens. Associate producer credit with the Sea Walls Expeditions documentary.

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  • $7,500USD
    Manta Ray

    Chance to have a mural created for your business, home or school by a participating Sea Walls artists. Together, we will work on a mural valued at $15,000.00 USD. Certain arrangements and limitations apply – must be in the continental United States. Write us if you have specific questions. If special travel arrangements have to made for the artist please contact us to discuss. Associate producer credit with the Sea Walls Expeditions documentary.

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  • $10,000USD
    Whale Shark

    You have the chance to join the Sea Walls expedition in Mexico, July 20 - 28, 2014 - air ticket, lodging and whale shark charters included! Come hang out with the team, swim with the whale sharks and manta rays and experience the artists’ creative process firsthand. We are offering only two spaces, so do not miss this incredible opportunity!

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