Ecosystem Mural - CODAworx

Ecosystem Mural

Submitted by Tracy Sabin

Client: Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Location: La Jolla, CA, United States

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $15,000

Project Team


Blaize Mekinna

Scripps Institution of Oceanography


Proposed mural for an entry area at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. 10'x7.5' ceramic inks on glass, mounted with hardware that offsets the glass an inch from the wall.


Intended to graphically depict, in a playful way, the Institute's mission statement: to seek, teach, and communicate scientific understanding of the oceans, atmosphere, Earth, and other planets for the benefit of society and the environment.


The creative director identified key institute activities including hands-on research, autonomous data gathering devices, worldwide telecommunications, and research vessels and facilities. A representative listing of flora and fauna being studied was also provided. This information was used by the artist to formulate a lively summary of the institute's activities and concerns