Waone’s recent mural titled “Danger of Extinction” is dedicated to raise awareness about the North Atlantic whales, which are one of the most endangered of all large whales, with a long story of human exploitation and no signs of recovery despite protection since the 1930s. The storyline begins from the conditional Earth with a migratory trajectories of the Eubalaena glacialis (North Atlantic Right Whale).
They reside around Cape Cod and the Bay of Fundy during the summer, but females migrate to North Florida and Georgia during winter time to give birth in the coastal waters of Jacksonville—where this mural is located.
Global whale populations are a small percentage of their once abundant numbers, and still under great threat, due to human impact.
PangeaSeed Foundation, in collaboration with Art (Re) Public and Artsynoym just wrappedup their first activation of Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans in Jacksonville, Florida.
A 3-day long mural and art expo, from November 11-13th, 2016, marked the inaugural participation of PangeaSeed Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans with Art (Re) Public featuring the work of world-renowned muralist Waone of Interesni Kazki, as a second artist of 13, invited to paint a mural focused on the coastal waters of North Florida.
“The celestial sphere inside the Earth on the mural is a symbolic mechanism of celestial order in which whales live and are a part of a different mechanism—Earth’s biosphere. Although the Earth is on the top of the building which symbolizes our planet as a common home. The human character, which runs from home to the ocean, represents the whale’s instinct and also symbolizes the best part of humanity, which takes care of nature,” mentioned Waone about his mural.
“PangeaSeed’ Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans mission is to generate awareness and stimulate dialogue to inspire positive changes surrounding global ocean environmental issues, and that is the main reason we are very excited to work with Art (Re) Public, because they share our visión of change and we both believe art is the perfect mediator between artists and audiences to raise social transformation and a global action,” says Enriqueta Arias, Regional Creative Director and co-curator of this activation.