Six new murals along East Boston’s waterfront are designed to inspire action on climate change.
“We've been creating public art in the [East Boston] shipyard since 2009. All of our artwork here has been using public art as a platform for dialogue,” said Matthew Pollock, project director for “Seawalls Boston” and executive director of HarborArts. “I hope that the murals inspire people to make changes in their everyday decisions. You know, it's our collective decisions that make a difference.”
“Seawalls Boston” is part of a global project led by the PangeaSeed Foundation, with 400 murals in 17 different countries so far. They’re all designed to call attention to the ocean. It’s something waterfront cities like Boston can’t ignore. In the next 30 years, the sea level in Boston is expected to rise nine inches.