With or Without Us

by Ernesto Maranje

Miami, USA – February 2017

Artist

Finding This Mural

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Story Behind This Mural

This mural was created in partnership with <a href=”http://www.saltmates.com/” target=”_blank”>Saltmates</a>.

Artist Statement

My mural represents how humans action and ignorance could force many evolutionary adaptations in certain species. I chose to use a common bird species currently populating South Florida (the peacock) and illustrate how evolution could take its course and force this bird to adapt to its environment in light of rising sea levels. A form of symbiosis has taken place, and now a sky creature was forced to merge with aquatic life. I believe these animals have what it takes to keep their species alive in a beautiful and harmonious way. I just hope we as a species become much more aware and don't continue moving forward in ignorance. Our actions can affect many forms of life which were here long before we were and will most likely continue to survive.

The Focus

Sea level rise

Take Action

Consider reducing your carbon footprint by

  • Saving energy and opting for renewable energy when possible.
  • Choosing climate-friendly transportation such as walking, bicycling, switching to an electric or hybrid car.
  • Reducing your meat and dairy consumption and eating more plant-based foods.