The Warrior Archetype

by Nychos

Santa Cruz, USA – September 2021


Finding This Mural

This mural faced the Santa Cruz Metro bus terminal

425 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA

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Story Behind This Mural

Artist Statement

"Titled "The Warrior Archetype," Nychos' mural is a memento for women to embrace their change-making power as well as drive home how crucial it is to better protect and preserve the world's marine environments. The customarily lighthearted, cheerful mermaid Ariel is filled with anger at the state of the world's oceans. With issues ranging from coastal development, overfishing, pollution, and climate change, it is time that humanity wakes up to the reality of these challenges and stops pretending that everything will be okay. As a representation of Mother Ocean, she calls on us to become better stewards of the sea and fight for our planet's life-support system."

The Focus

Ocean stewardship