Artist StatementThe mural’s focus are Cozumel’s endemic animals and the relationship with the contamination of their habitats, both terrestrial and marine. Cozumel is a place with a very fragile ecosystem and a large part of the population is unaware that any alteration affects the flora and fauna in a significant way, hence the idea of representing each creature intertwined to form a single figure, emphasizing the factor that we are all connected. The inspiration for this mural is precisely this: to be aware that any change affects everyone, including ourselves, and is an invitation to enjoy and respect the life present on the island. The dwarf raccoon, a species in danger of extinction, threatened mainly because they are considered a plague by both housing developments and the growing tourism industry, is featured with colors that contrast with their usual gray tones. Its face is made of swallows (Cozumel means "the island of the swallows"), and fish on either side, is an allegory for duality and Very few corals are pictured, referring to their disappearance.
The FocusConnectivity of nature