All Photography; COURTESY OF: YOSHITRAVELFILMS

MURAL THEME

Shark Conservation and Threatened Marine Species

FIND IT

Claude O Markoe Elementary School, Frederiksted

ARTIST

Sabek

FROM

Spain

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Artist statement: "My mural highlights the plight of shark populations and oceans around the world. Up to 100 million sharks killed annually, primarily targeted for the global trade in shark fins. We must act now to help save the often-misunderstood apex predators from extinction.

Just like the real world, this shark in my mural has a series of vibrant colors which are then juxtaposed bleached and ghost-like to indicate the danger and decay that both sharks and oceans are currently facing due to human impact.

It is critical to never lose sight of the fact that every living being on this earth is interconnected, both above and below the waves. It's in our hands and critical that we take action to preserve oceans and shark populations for the health of the oceans and future generations." - Sabek

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