US Virgin IslandsView Artist
by Chunikwa George
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – January 2023
My mural “A Legacy to Leave Behind” tells a story of transformation, a journey from a damaged and struggling ecosystem to a vibrant and thriving one. The mural was painted with the assistance of several talented student volunteers from the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, whose names are signed along with mine, making it a genuine community effort. Painted on the school’s exterior wall, each brushstroke is a testament to the power of hope and to the belief that positive change is not only possible but necessary.
Through the mural, I aim to inspire viewers to see the potential for growth and renewal, even in the most unlikely places. By including our young people in the work of conservation, we will create a movement of change that will have a lasting impact on the health of our oceans.
Ultimately, the mural is a call to action, an invitation to join me in working towards a brighter, more sustainable future. By telling the story of transformation, I hope to inspire others to take part in creating a world in which all ecosystems, both on land and in the sea, can thrive.