Preserve Our Home

by Jarvon Stout, Jazmin Isabel

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – January 2023


Finding This Mural

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Story Behind This Mural


Artist Statement

The mural shows the endangered marine species around the shores of St. Thomas and is focused on the leatherback sea turtle. It brings awareness to the public that not only do we not walk this earth alone but it is also shared with marine life that is born on our beaches such as the leatherback and then strives to live in the oceans with other endangered species. The range of biodiversity also represents the marine and environmental science research happening in the Territory that focuses on understanding our natural resources so that we may better preserve them. With the words “Preserve Our Home” on the mural, we hope passersby see it and the beauty of our marine life and that it inspires them to take action to dispose of harmful waste such as plastic the correct way to help keep the ecosystem of our oceans alive for many years to come.