Guardian of the Deep

by Zoë Boston

Santa Cruz, USA – September 2021


Finding This Mural

1913 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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Story Behind This Mural

Artist Statement

"Over the last three years approximately 400 gray whales have died due to various circumstances that include but are not limited to lack of fish, pollution and toxins in the water, and sound waves that disturb the whales. In my piece, a guardian of the ocean breathes life and protection to the gray whales through bubbles, As the ocean also gives life to her, symbolizing our relationship and connection with water. Humans are about 75% water and can’t live without it so, as we take care of our own bodies we should also be taking care of our bodies of water and have respect and care for the creatures that live in it."

The Focus

Endangered marine species and biodiversity loss