Cultivative, Camp D&D and Villa Per Se celebrated this weekend with the unveiling of their “A Voice for Our Ocean” mural, a project that spanned three month and brought locals together in the name of mindfulness and harmony with nature.
Street Artist Entropy, who came all the way from San Francisco, worked with over 200 community members to help create this colorful mural that is located at Villa Per Se, reaching all the way down to Playa Venecia in the Villa El Salvador neighborhood of Lima, Peru.
The mural design is based on sacred geometry and the pure principles of nature, which were already known in ancient times. The Incas were one with nature and lived in interconnection with all things. Their knowledge created a truly sustainable community and a sacred environment that can nurture our bodies, minds and spirits. It has been said, that if there ever is a universal language it will most likely be expressed through mathematics, geometry, energy patterns or frequencies.
The mural re-introduces and integrates this universal timeless philosophy into a modern artwork. The sacred geometry mandalas represent the five elements. Plato advanced the study of two-dimensional geometry in three-dimensional geometry. He recognized that nature whether expressed as a tone, the design of a flower paddle or a spiraling seashell seem to follow a three-dimensional geometric pattern. It became an obsession of Plato to try and find the simplest three-dimensional shapes. His quest revealed what we now call the Platonic Solids. In essence, these forms represent the most elemental construction blocks - found both in man-made and natural forms. Plato said that the five elements were made of these regular solids. The mural includes local animals like the Humboldt penguin and the dusky dolphin, which are the favorite animals of the students from Colegio Villa Per Se. The animals are unfolding and breaking free from the geometric shapes.
The mural project was a shining example of how a community is making a change and the world a better place. Thank you to the Camp D&D team, especially to Daniel Kasnick, for organizing the community. Big thanks also to Mayra Subiría and all the teachers from Colegio Villa Per Se as well as the parent volunteers that came and helped with the students. The Peru Green Building Council team helped with the finishing touches. We couldn’t have done it without your help!
This mural is not just a beautiful piece of artwork to be admired as people walk to the beach. The community painted and wrote messages to give our ocean a voice in the colorful triangles that unveil many details, as people get closer. It is a constant reminder that we all have to do our part in protecting and preserving the ocean for future generations to come.