PUBLISHED IN A.M. COSTA RICA, JUNE 10, 2010
A.M. Costa Rica/Greg GolojuchCarlos Hiller and his World Oceans Day mural
Mural for oceansin Playas del Coco
World Oceans Day, marine artist Carlos Hiller painted a new ocean-themed mural in Playas del Coco on a 100-foot long wall at a commercial center that also faces the main street. The mural is a vision of the Pacific Ocean, where Hiller wants to demonstrate what the residents saw at the sea 15 or 20 years ago when over-fishing had not decimated fish populations, and the fishing was low impact and sustainable.
The mural depicts both the surface and below with waves coming ashore the well-known local islands popular for diving, mahi mahi hunting sardines, and some meters beyond into the deep blue, several sailfish also hunting. The mural is a donation from the artist to the community, and during the eight days of work contributions for expenses were received from the community. In addition, a spontaneous beach cleaning was organized. This it is the third consecutive year that Hiller painted a public mural for the World Oceans Day, June 8. His is at the Hidden Garden Art Gallery.