Have you guys ever heard of the artist Wyland?
There's a giant whale mural in downtown Portsmouth that was painted by Wyland, a marine life artist who set out to paint 100 life-sized murals to help raise awareness about marine life conservation. He started this project in the 1980's and finished his 100th mural in 2008.
While we were on our road trip last summer, we came across a few of his murals. Every time we saw one, it was such a nice reminder of home.
Anyway, I was reminded of Wyland when I put together today's post on our travel blog, and I thought it'd be fun to hear if any of you have ever come across Wyland's work - have you?
This wikipedia page lists all the Whaling Walls, so give it a look and see if there's one near you!
Top photo by me, all others from the Wyland Foundation.
Mural locations (top to bottom): Newport, OR; Florida Keys; Taiji, Japan; Atlanta, GA; Sarasota, FL; South Padre Island, TX; San Francisco, CA; Hollywood, CA; Chicago, IL; Portsmouth, NH