Su Vida Es Nuestra Vida

by Alegria Del Prado

Cozumel, Mexico – May 2019


Finding This Mural

On the side of the convention center

Centro de convenciones, Av. Rafael E. Melgar, Gonzalo Guerrero, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

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Artist Statement

Our 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 Focus

Endangered endemic species and mass tourism