New ocean and environmental-themed public art is now on display in Santa Cruz. Fifteen ocean advocacy murals entitled Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans is the first of its kind in Santa Cruz and is made possible by the PangeaSeed Foundation, which works to create meaningful environmental change for oceans through science, education, and ARTivism (SEA). Walking maps showing where the murals are located are available and also display information on the artists – three of which are local to Santa Cruz County – who joined 12 other artists from Oakland, Emeryville, Los Angeles, Portland, Reno, Hilo, Hawaii, and Greensboro, South Carolina for this project. Environmentally friendly non-toxic paint that absorbs carbon was used for the murals, in alignment with the sustainable mission of the project.
January 11, 2022