Ernesto Maranje is a Miami based painter, illustrator and muralist. Maranje uses his vivid imagination to portray the unity of animals and plants by pulling different segments from each and somehow making it a cohesive whole. Not only is the result pleasing to the eye, it reminds the viewer of our connection with nature. Ernesto's purposeful art is a reminder of the relationship all living creatures share with each other. His message is especially significant today when so much conscious protection is needed for our survival. Colorful, whimsical and hinting at so many possibilities and interpretations, Ernesto's art is one of a kind.
This mural was created in partnership with <a href=”http://www.saltmates.com/” target=”_blank”>Saltmates</a>.
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.
Sea level rise
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Reducing your meat and dairy consumption and eating more plant-based foods.