Sea Walls - PangeaSeed
Sea Walls - Churchill
Arlin has just finished his latest project in the subarctic, specifically en Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. The city of 800 residents is known worldwide as the polar bear capitol of the world. Arlin and 17 other artists from various countries were invited to participate in Sea Walls, a popular festival that invites artists to create work with the mission of educating about ocean conservation.
Churchill is a very isolated city that can only be reached by small planes, a single train line into town or by boat. Due to an intense blizzard that hit Churchill in March, a detrimental flood brought the railway that brings essential goods to a standstill. Inaccessible by road, everything now has to be flown in at a premium, creating distress for the residents and threatening the tourism that keeps the town afloat.
It was been an honor to bring art and happiness to the resilient community. Arlin's polar bear mural reconstructs the beautiful animal using pieces and fragments, a way of trying to fix what we have destroyed in nature. Painting this in such large scale is a friendly way of asking for respect, and making people feel small when faced with the grandeur of nature.