After bringing you some exclusive images a few days ago, Fintan Magee has now wrapped up his piece for PangeaSeed and SeaWalls in Cozumel, Mexico.
Entitled “The Spear Fisherman”, This mural depicts, as the title states, two local spear fisherman. Since an invasive species of lion fish has arrived in the Caribbean it has caused extensive damage to the coral reefs that surround the islands. Mexico now has opened up a number of of its national marine parks to fishing on the proviso that the fishermen only catch the lion fish and only use spears to ensure other native species are not harmed by the fisherman. The program has seen a dramatic decline in lion fish numbers. The spear fishing practice has also become a local staple of the fishing economy with lion fish being served in most restaurants and now being exported to the U.S.
This mural pays homage to the social realism of the Mexican muralist movement and the Mexican fighting spirit in a modern environmental context.
Hit the jump to discover more angles on this artwork and then make sure to stop eating lion fish for a while!
Pictures by Rom Levy