Salva Esta Catedral

by Beau Stanton

Cozumel, Mexico – May 2019


Finding This Mural

This mural is located at the fire station

Google Map

Story Behind This Mural

Artist Statement

Addressing the heavily damaged and disappearing coral reefs off the Isle of Cozumel, I chose to depict a shattering stained glass window composed of textures and patterns from local reef life. Aside from demonstrating the fragility of this unique ecosystem, its representation as a cathedral rose window is meant to raise questions about how we value man-made wonders versus natural ones. After the recent tragic Notre-Dame fire, I was impressed by how the shared worldwide grief ultimately leads to an outpouring of financial support that will help to restore this treasure. If only the global community responded in such a way to the crisis facing these irreplaceable natural wonders with the same force and urgency, we might have a chance to preserve these otherworldly places. #SAVETHISCATHEDRAL.

The Focus

Coral reef conservation

Take Action

You can help save coral reefs by:

  • Reducing your carbon footprint.
  • Using reef-friendly sunscreen.
  • Only consuming sustainably caught sea life.
  • Being an ocean-minded voter.