Ink Dwell created three murals for The National Aquarium’s permanent exhibit, The Living Seashore.  The three murals depict both a progression though the Atlantic coastal ecosystems (from the sand dunes to the offshore food chain) and a progression of artistic styles.

DIVERSITY WALL

The 36′ x 9′ Diversity Wall was created using a technique called paper mosaic, a pain-staking process requiring hundreds and hundreds of hand cut strips to produce each animal.

UPPER BEACH AND LOWER BEACH

The Upper Beach mural was created in a classic diorama style with a modern graphic interpretation. The Lower Beach mural depicts human behavior at the shoreline. The painted silhouetted forms allows for people to place themselves in the scene, encouraging viewers to recall their own memories at the beach.