'Sea Walls - Murals for Oceans - Mexico' is an international
event which I have been invited to partake in.
The event is put on by Honolulu based not for profit
organization 'Pangeaseed'. PangeaSeed is an
international organization, which collaborates with members of the
art, science, and environmental activist communities, dedicated to
raising public awareness and education surrounding the conservation
and preservation of sharks and other marine species in peril.
I have been invited to travel to Isla Mujeres - a small island
based off the coast of Cancun in Mexico, to partake in Pangeaseed's
latest endeavor. A 5-day diving trip, with a selection of
internationally acclaimed artists from around the world, to swim
with and study endangered Whale Sharks and Oceanic Manta Rays in
their natural breeding grounds.
Drawing inspiration from this amazing dive experience we will be
painting several large scale public mural works across the
island, to help educate and raise greatly needed awareness
within the local and tourist communities for the plight of these
animals and the oceans. The murals will also highlight the benefits
of ecotourism and long-term sustainability of natural
After Isla Mujere's I will be completing an artist residency in
Tulum (130 Km South of Cancun), at Residencia Gorila.
All up I will be in Mexico from 18th July to 21st August 2014.
While participating in the residency I will be creating a body of
work, directly relating to the experiences I have while engaged
within such a visually appealing environment. The main objective of
this trip is to raise local and international awareness in order to
protect the Whale Shark breeding grounds, and raise awareness to
fight against shark finning.
My personal art practice draws influence from indigenous
culture, mythology and folklore. Tulum is renowned for its Mayan
ruins, rich with history and primitive limestone carvings, so an
opportunity to experience this environment first hand, and live
with locals for a short amount of time is hugely exciting, and will
provide amazing inspiration for many years to come.
It's always been on my bucket list to get to Mexico, and to do
so using my art, in support of such a great cause would be a
dream come true. So any support you can give me to help turn this
into a reality would be amazing, and I am incredibly greatful!
All donations for this project will go towards covering costs of
flights, insurance, materials, and the odd mystery meat street taco
here and there.
To view more of what I do please visit my website - www.cinzah.com
To read more about Pangeaseed head to their website - HERE
To read a write up about Sea Walls - Murals for Oceans check out
the following article from
42 MONTHS AGO
MASSIVE THANKS TO EVERYONE!
Sea Walls was an absolute blast, such an incredible experience, memories that I'll hold for ever.
The walls all turned out great, all the artists brought their A-game and the island has really undertaken a full transformation with 15 new HUGE really top quality murals!
The people on the island were amazing, such warm loving, inviting people, they really loved the work we all did, and seemed incredibly greatful for everyones hard work.
Whale Sharks, HOLY! I don't even know where to start. Amazing experience, I did three swims with the sharks and had some amazing one on one encounters which were completely mind blowing, such majestic, mystical creatures, I really do hope this project raises awareness for them and helps people take pride in their oceans to respect and protect these beautiful animals.
Here's a couple of shots from my wall on the island.
Also check out the recap video which really sums up the whole experience, created by Aaron Glasson of Pangeaseed!
43 MONTHS AGO
Some AMAZING pics popping up from Pangeaseed director Tre' Packard, these flicks are from recent dives on Isla Mujere's where I'll be with your help in a short amount of time!
Check more out over on Pangeaseed's Facebook page here
Huffington Post Article
43 MONTHS AGO
Exciting to see the Huffington Post getting behind the upcoming trip with this article HERE!
Pangeaseed - The Art of Saving Sharks - video
43 MONTHS AGO
Check it out HERE
A little bit about Pangeaseed...
43 MONTHS AGO
Thanks a million for all your support so far people! I'm hugely greatful!
To give you a little bit more info about the organization hosting the Sea-Walls - Mexico expedition
here's a nice video they put together from one of their past travelling shows (I was lucky enough to contribute to this too)