When I was planning a trip to Puerto Rico to visit my friend Loaya and make a mural in San Juan, I remember Ralph Serrano telling me I had to go to Arecibo next time I was going to be in PR to work with the Arecibo 500 project. He put in in contact with Fernando, the person that has been coordinating over 300 murals since the early 2000.
Lately they have been focused in the possible opening of a waste incinerator in the beautiful delta of the river that endangers even more species than they already have endangered in the island.
As a nature lover I researched some of the over 150 species in danger, and decided to go with the Cotorra Puertorriqueña or Iguaca, as the tainos used to call it. It's been about to disappear since the 1940's and the fumes of the incinerator would not be helpful for it's recovery.
With this mural I represent the fumes and pollution we create, nature silently watching our actions, dying, while a framed parrot emerges like a photo ready for a tombstone. This is part of the series "Nature is Watching" on an effort to spread the word on how bad we are treating nature.