Estamos observando / We are watching
This was the result of a 2 week artist residency at Hotel El Ganzo, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico, in 2017.
This mural represents nature and children observing us, adults, and how we behave on behalf of our planet. In front of the wall is the Marina Puerto Los Cabos, from where daily tours depart to see the humbackwhales among many other ocean species, and to fish. Beside the marina is La Playita, a small bay where locals go with their families. It is a place with much movement and all kinds of people, locals, fishermen, tourists and children, which made it made specially interesting to work there.
Baja California Sur is an area with one of the most important natural reserves in the world, the Sea de Cortés. The Gulf is thought to be one of the most diverse seas on the planet, and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nevertheless, it seemed to me that there was no connection to the real value and importance of this place. The water was full with plastic and bottles floating. It felt like a crucial moment to spread an important message, to preserve our oceans and do radical changes in our waste production and life styles. What planet are we leaving to the future (and present) generation?
The last pictures are from the “Let´s safe the oceans” workshop I guided for El Ganzo Community Project.
We are watching / Estamos observando
Acrylic on wall
56 x 4 m
Los Cabos, BCS, Mexico