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Wyland Walls

Wyland Walls


In 2008, twenty-seven years after Wyland’s quest began, the artist and the Wyland Foundation completed the monumental goal of painting 100 life-size public marine murals. These murals were painted in life-size dimensions to increase appreciation and understanding for aquatic habitats and the life within. Perhaps, most importantly, they have reshaped attitudes about marine life conservation.

“We know now that water connects all the countries of the world,” Wyland says. “Our goal with these projects over the last three decades has been to convey the urgency of conservation issues to the public. The health of our ocean and waterways are in jeopardy, not to mention the thousands of marine animals and plants that face extinction if we do nothing.”

The completed "Wyland Walls" campaign is one of the largest art-in-public-places projects in history, spanning five continents, 17 countries, and 79 cities around the globe

Click on the thumbnails to view the each gallery:

(* These walls are no longer available for viewing)

WW 76 “Whale Tower”

1 Images

David Broderick Tower

10 Witherell, Detroit, Michigan

65 Feet Long x 180 Feet High

Dedicated October 13th, 1997

By Sander Levin, Michigan Congressman

& Michael Bushard, Michigan State Senator

WW 77 “Eye of the Whale”

1 Images


Royal Ontario Museum, Canada

100 Queen’s Park

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

70 Feet Long x 9 Feet High

Dedicated October 21st, 1997

By Dr. Lindsay G. Sharp, Director and

President of the Royal Ontario Museum

WW 78 “Florida’s Marine Life”

1 Images


Burdines Department Store

22 East Flagler St.

Miami, Florida

265 Feet Long x 70 Feet High

Dedicated May 4th, 1998

By Dr. Sylvia A. Earle, Marine Biologist

WW 79 “Santa Monica’s Marine Life”

1 Images


380 Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica, California

(Relocated to Santa Monica Pier)

70 Feet Long x 10 Feet High

Dedicated August 25th, 1998

By David Hasselhoff, Actor

WW 80 “World of Ocean Life”

1 Images


RC Willy Department Store

Salt Lake City, Utah

100 Feet Long x 60 Feet High

Dedicated September 7, 1998

WW 81 “Atlantic Humpback Whales”

1 Images


The Aquarium of Niagara

701 Whirl Pool Street

Niagara Falls, New York

54 Feet Long x 20 Feet High

Dedicated September 29, 1998

WW 82* “Ocean Life”

1 Images


Texas Utilities Building

505 Akard Street Dallas, Texas

Back: 164 Feet Long x 82 Feet High

Side: 50 Feet Long x 78 Feet High

Dedicated April 16, 1999

By Hershel Walker, NFL and CEO of JC Penney

WW 83 “Race to Save the Ocean”

3 Images


Waikiki Yacht Club

Honolulu, Hawaii

(Two racing hulls painted)

America’s Cup Racing Yacht “Abracadabra 2000”

Dedicated June 12, 1999

By Captain John Kolias

WW 84 “New Zealand Marine Life”

2 Images

New Zealand National

Maritime Museum

Auckland, New Zealand

420 Feet Long x 20 Feet High

Dedicated October 15, 1999

By Sir Peter Blake (America’s Cup Champion, Team New Zealand),

John Kolias (Captain of Abracadabra 2000),

Larry Robins (CEO, N.Z. National Maritime Museum),

Yves Carcelle and Louis Vuitton

WW 85 “New Millenium”

1 Images

Pacifica Airport Center

3049 Ualena Street

Honolulu, Hawaii

(WW6 Re-creation - “Hawaiian Humpbacks”)

(WW85 “New Millenium” - side 2)

235 Feet Long x 151 Feet High

Dedicated December 15, 1999

By Governor Ben Cayetano

WW 86 “Manatee Sanctuary”

1 Images


Homosassa Springs State

Wildlife Park 4150 South Suncoast Blvd

Homosassa Springs, Florida

(Special Guest Artist: Guy Harvey)

55 Feet Long x 8 Feet High

Dedicated Oct. 23, 2000

By Guy Harvey, Artist

WW 87 “Florida’s Radiant Reef”

3 Images


WW 87 “Florida’s Radiant Reef”

Big K-Mart

5561 Overseas Hwy.

Marathon, Florida

(Special Guest Artist: Guy Harvey)

150 Feet Long x 20 Feet High

Dedicated March 9, 2001

By Mandy Rodriquez, Dolphin Research Center

WW 88 “Marine Life of the Gulf”

1 Images


Mid-Bay Marina

688 Regatta Blvd.

Destin, Florida

Marine Life Mural: 1,480 feet Long x 60 Feet High

Rooftop US Flag Mural: 290 Feet Long x 152 Feet High

Dedicated Oct. 17, 2001

By NFL Star Kevin Greene

WW 89 “Humpback Realm”

1 Images


NAVY Exchange

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

200-foot diameter

Dedicated December 2002

By United States Navy Admiral Bob Conway

WW 90 “Palau’s Blue Corner”

2 Images


International Airport

Republic of Palau

(Companion mural at the Etpison Museum)

170 Feet Long x 22 Feet Wide

Dedicated February 2003

by President Tommy E. Remengeseau, Jr

WW 91 “Guam’s Ocean Life”

2 Images


Guam International Airport

Hagatna, Guam

33 Feet Long x 50 Feet High

Dedicated February 19, 2004

by Governor Felix Camacho

WW 92 “Baja Tranquility”

30 Images


La Paz, Baja California Sur

La Paz Beachfront Malecon

20 feet x 40 feet

Dedicated Aug. 8, 2005

By Mayor Victor Castro Cosi of La Paz

Mayor Mike Gin of Redondo Beach

WW 93 “Great Whales of New Bedford”

9 Images


West Terminal, Maritime Terminal Inc.

New Bedford, Mass.

700 Feet Long x 45 Feet High

Dedicated October 20, 2005

By Mayor Frederick M Kalisz, Jr.

WW 94 “Ride the Tide”

11 Images


Wyland Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds

Del Mar, California

200’ W x 65’ H

Dedicated June 24, 2006

By 22 DAA General Manager, Tim Fennell,

Secretary of CDFA, A.G. Kawamura

200 Feet Long x 65 Feet High

WW 95 “Keys to the Seas”

9 Images


Penske Truck Rental Facility

Key Largo, Florida (MM 99.2)

150 Feet Long x 45Feet High

Dedicated February 12, 2007

By Folk Music Icon, Arlo Guthrie, Olympic Swimmer,

Gary Hall Jr. & Jazz Musician, Steve Turre

WW 96 “Riches of the Ocean”

20 Images


Executive Office Building

Pago Pago, American Samoa

35 Feet Long x 45 Feet High

Dedicated April 12, 2008

By Governor Togiola Tulafono

WW 97 “Sea of Life”

5 Images


National Marine Aquarium

Plymouth, United Kingdom

30 Feet Long x 40 Feet High

Dedicated May 10, 2008

By Dame Ellen MacArthur

WW 98 “Celebrating the Reef”

2 Images


Santos Municipal Aquarium

Santos, Brazil

30 Feet Long x 40 Feet High

Dedicated May 17, 2008

By Mayor of Santos,

João Paulo Tavares Papa

WW 99 “Water for Life”

9 Images


McNabb Highway

North Lauderdale, FL

1,000 Feet Long x 10 Feet High

Dedicated June 14, 2008

By Mayor Jack Brady

Jazz artist Steve Turre

and Dan Marino, Quarterback,

Maimi Dolphins, NFL Hall of Fame

WW100 “Hands Across the Oceans”

53 Images


Chaoyang Park,

Beijing, China

2,430 Feet Long x 10 Feet High

Dedicated July 21, 2008

By Professor Xikun Yuan

100 Whaling Walls Intro

Watch the Video

In the world of art, nothing compares to the size, scope, and majesty of "Wyland's Walls." Spanning the sides of skyscrapers, sports arenas, and structures throughout the world, these landmark public murals have captured the imagination of millions and helped inspire a new generation to become better stewards for our environment. Hosted by Pierce Brosnan, Wyland: One Hundred Whaling Walls tells the story of this epic campaign, from humble beginnings nearly thirty years ago to the final, all-encompassing project of the Beijing Olympic Festival. Through original video footage and photographs, you will get an up-close look at all one hundred murals and one man's dream to change the landscape of art - and to create a gentle reminder to communities around the world that everyone, everywhere can make a difference.