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SeaWalls ’15: Faith47 “Libertad” in Cozumel, Mexico

Rom Levy Rom Levy
Rom Levy Rom Levy
Rom is the founder & editor in chief of StreetArtNews. In 2009, he launched the ‘StreetArtNews’ website to promote underground art, which widened his scope to work with a larger roster of street artists on events and exhibitions. He is noted as one of the latest figures to help popularize street art and as an authority on the latest trends in urban contemporary art.
July 26, 2015
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Faith47 was also on the island of Cozumel in Mexico where she was invited to paint for PangeaSeed and SeaWalls ’15.
The South African artist was given the opportunity to work her magic in an abandoned building along the coast. She created “Libertad”.Today, the oceans and marine life are facing the threat of permanent alteration from a number of sources of pollution, and plastic is among the most significant. Plastic accounts for 60-80% of marine garbage, and in high-density areas, reaches up to 95%. In the middle of the North Pacific, plastic outweighs algae, six to one. Plastic never truly disappears. Every piece of plastic that has ever been made still exists. Even when burned, it breaks down into microscopic, toxic particles.Almost every marine organism is contaminated by plastic, from microscopic plankton to whales. Marine animals that become entangled in plastic may drown or starve. Plastic garbage may resemble food for some marine species such as sea birds that ingest specific colors of plastic. Plastic is found in the stomachs of 85% of turtle species, 43% of seabird species, and 44% of marine mammals.Continue reading for more detailed images and then keep your eyes peeled on StreetArtNews to discover the rest of our SeaWalls’ coverage.

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