Weight of the World

by Abi Mustapha

Santa Cruz, USA – September 2021


Finding This Mural

435 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA

Google Map

Story Behind This Mural

Artist Statement

"My goal for this mural was to bring back a sense of connection between what we do on land and how it affects the ocean which in turn sustains our whole world. By making the whale the center of the piece with an oil refinery on its back I hope to convey the serious weight and stress that our land usage has on other beings we share this planet with. Even ones we don’t always feel the direct connection with. I wanted the reds of sunset and blues of the ocean to bring in our connection with land and sea in a vibrant eye-catching way that would make people passing look twice at what’s actually going on in the image. I want people to see beauty and feel a sense of responsibility."

The Focus

Coastal development and climate change