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Barracuda by Sabek in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

March 19, 2020
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Spanish artist Sabek just painted this stunning 76 meters Barracuda mural as a second piece during Sea Walls: Artists for Ocean in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.

Sabek’s unmistakable style is recognized by the representation of silhouettes inspired by nature and animals, particularly noble and powerful animals that provoke a strong sense of respect. His work poses a reflection on the human being and his relationship with the primal instincts.

“Plastic pollution is a global problem that affects us all. Plastic is so prevalent, we’re finding it in the water we drink, the food we eat, and the air we breathe, just like inside the body of this massive 250ft Barracuda mural I painted on top of Claude O. Markoe Elementary School. As a stark reminder, I incorporated the chemical structure of BPA (bisphenol A), an industrial chemical that has been used to make common plastics and resins since the 1960s.” the artist stated.

“The school is located under one of the main flight paths and I hope the mural will evoke questions and inquires when passengers fly above the island. Every year, eight million metric tonnes of plastic waste enter our oceans — the equivalent of one garbage truck dumping its contents into the ocean every minute.
Plastic pollution has impacted at least 267 species worldwide, including 86% of all sea turtle species, 44% of all seabird species and 43% of all marine mammal species.”

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