Artist StatementOur mural is an allegory of the importance of the ocean; that make possible, life on Earth.
The dwarf coati, a species endemic to the island of Cozumel is in danger of extinction; they are displaced from their habitat due to human presence. It is placed at the center of our mural, made up of plants, symbolizing nature at threat. The coati is surrounded by marine animals as a representation of the sea, in an interdependent, infinite embrace. One does not survive without the other; the ocean’s health is the earth’s health.
As symbols of danger, there are small details not visible to every eye, just like the lack of awareness; hybrid cruiseship-mosquitoes pestering the coati and a skull-shaped earth mover deforesting the island.
The FocusEndangered endemic species and mass tourism